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  1. Critical care nurses' perceptions of obstacles and helpful behaviors in providing end-of-life care to dying patients

    Contributor(s):: KT Kirchhoff, RL Beckstrand

  2. End of Life Considerations

    Contributor(s):: K Dobbs, V Adams

  3. Companion animals and well-being in palliative care nursing: a literature review

    Contributor(s):: MacDonald, J. M., Barrett, D.

  4. When euthanasia is an option : the experience of making end-of-life decisions for companion animals

    Contributor(s):: Laurel Horn

    It's only a dog! You should just get another cat. You waited too long to take him to the vet as it is. These are some of the common attitudes and reactions that pet owners must often contend with when their companion animals die. Though they may be trying to be understanding and supportive,...

  5. Our pets: rethinking the way we say goodbye: Jackie Campbell at TEDxSouthBank

    Contributor(s):: Jackie Campbell

    Dr Jackie Campbell is a palliative care veterinarian, providing support and pain relief for our fluffy and furry family members in times of need. In this talk, Jackie shares how she works to help families better navigate the challenges of end of life decision making for our pets. Dr Jackie...

  6. A Comprehensive Guide to Effective Communication between Veterinarian and Client: From a Terminal Diagnosis to an End-of-life Discussion

    Contributor(s):: Victoria Thomas

    During the end of a pet’s life its owner is often in emotional turmoil over how to feel and what to do. A veterinarian can alleviate some of this grief by effectively communicating during a terminal diagnosis and end-of-life discussion. Effective communication includes acknowledging the...

  7. Dependent Companions

    Contributor(s):: Milligan, Tony

  8. Pets Rest in Peace

    Pets Rest In Peace and our Pet & Equine Crematorium is a local family owned pet cremation, pet memorial and pet funeral business. Our dedicated firm services all areas of South East Queensland (Toowoomba and Ipswich, Brisbane, The Gold Coast ,The Lockyer Valley, Southern Downs and Granite...

  9. Pet Loss and Human Bereavement: A Phenomenological Study of Attachment and the Grieving Process

    Contributor(s):: Michelle K Crossley

    Through the analysis of a phenomenological research design, this study examined (a) the lived experiences of pet owners who have experienced the loss of a companion animal; (b) the similarities and differences of human animal attachment as described by a multicultural sample of grieving pet...

  10. The role of complementary and alternative medicine in end-of-life care

    Contributor(s):: Dorfman, Julia, Denduluri, Sandeep, Walseman, Kathryn, Bregman, Benjamin

  11. American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, Volume 33 (Winter 2013-14)

    Full-text: Available

    Contents:Veterinary Notes: On End of Life Care.....22014 NAVC HAB Track for AAH-ABV.....5Tackling Euthanasia.....14

  12. Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Hospice: The National Home and Hospice Care Survey: United States, 2007

    Full-text: Available

    Contributor(s):: Anita Bercovitz, Manisha Sengupta, Adrienne Jones, Lauren D. Harris-Kojetin

    Objective—This report presents national estimates on the provision and use of complementary and alternative therapies (CAT) in hospice. Comparisons of organizational characteristics of hospice care providers are presented by whether the provider offered CAT. Comparisons of...

  13. Preparing for loss and coping with grief: Meet Laurel Lagoni

    10 Jan 2014 | Posted by Megan Kendall

    Since the early 1980s, Laurel Lagoni has worked and interacted with pets and their owners. Specifically, she works to provide support for families struggling with grief over the death of their...

  14. Care and Companionism: Animal Ethics at the End of Life

    Contributor(s):: Casie Jean Dunleavy, Deborah Slicer (adviser)

    In this philosophical project, I discuss the different kinds of companion animal and human relations, or in other words, and provide an argument that specifies our ethical obligations to the animals we live with—-our ‘pets.’ In the first chapter, I suggest that there are three types of...

  15. C.A.R.E Pet Loss Helpline

    The Companion Animal Related Emotions Pet Loss Helpline is a confidential telephone service offered through the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. People who are either grieving the loss of a companion animal or are anticipating a loss are encouraged to call. If you need a...

  16. Complexities in the Human-Animal Bond: An Interview with Dr. Anna Chur-Hansen

    26 Feb 2013 | Posted by Megan Kendall

    Dr. Anna Chur-Hansen is a registered psychologist and professor at the University of Adelaide in South Australia. Much of her research is related to the human-animal bond and she was kind enough to...

  17. End-of-Life Issues in United States Veterinary Medicine Schools

    Contributor(s):: Dickinson, G. E., Roof, P. D., Roof, K. W.

  18. Differences in Veterans' and Nonveterans' End-of-Life Preferences: A Pilot Study

    Contributor(s):: Duffy, Sonia A., Ronis, David, Fowler, Karen, Schim, Stephanie Myers, Jackson, Frances C.

  19. Family perceptions of wishes of dementia patients regarding end-of-life care

    Contributor(s):: van der Steen, Jenny T., van soest-Poortvliet, Mirjam C., Achterberg, Wilco P., Ribbe, Miel W., de Vet, Henrica C. W.

  20. Jul 20 2012

    Third International Symposium on Veterinary Hospice Care

    The Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets ( and the California Holistic Veterinary Medical Association are proud to have joined forces this year as co-organizers of the Third...