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  1. Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development

    Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix

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

    Contributor(s):: KT Kirchhoff, RL Beckstrand

  3. The Maintenance of Pets in Allergic Families. A Survey of Health Beliefs.

    Contributor(s):: S Herring, S.J. McGeady, J.D. Jones, H.C. Mansmann Jr.

  4. General Practitioners' Attitudes Toward Complementary Therapies

    Contributor(s):: G Easthope, B Tranter, G Gill

    Attitudes toward complementary therapies were elicited from a postal survey of all identified general practitioners in the state of Tasmania, Australia. Regression analysis of the data indicated that demographic features associated with favourable attitudes were younger age and location in small...

  5. Human-cat interactions: relationships with, and breed differences between, non-pedigree, Persian and Siamese cats [Pets, families and interactions]

    Contributor(s):: Dennis C. Turner

  6. Parenting a Companion Animal as a Precursor to Parenting a Human Child

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    | Contributor(s):: Kasey A Travitz, Sandra Lookabaugh

    Participants were ten emerging adult (18-29), heterosexual couples who have had a companion animal for at least six months and have no human children. The present study evaluated parenting responsibilities associated with the companion animal including caregiving, expenses, and negotiation....

  7. The Animals in Our Stories: Reading Human-Animal History, Kinship, and Inheritance in Asian Diasporic Literature

    | Contributor(s):: Nandini Thiyagarajan

    This dissertation approaches literary animals in Asian diasporic novels through the concept of drawing close. I am interested in how literary animals can communicate an endeavour to draw animals close, and how literary representations of this closeness imagine normative human-animal...

  8. An Interactive Teddy Bear Clinic Tour: Teaching Veterinary Students How to Interact with Young Children

    | Contributor(s):: Dalley, J. S., Creary, P. R., Durzi, T., McMurtry, C. M.

  9. A Cross-Sectional Survey to Estimate the Cat Population and Ownership Profiles in a Semirural Area of Central Italy

    | Contributor(s):: Carvelli, A., Iacoponi, F., Scaramozzino, P.

  10. An evaluation of the relationship between self-esteem and pet bonding in children

    | Contributor(s):: Pamela L. Evans-Smith

    Obesity has been linked to many physical as well as psychological problems. Many children who are obese suffer from low self-esteem. No studies have been published documenting the effect of owning a dog on the self-esteem of children who are obese. This study used a non-experimental,...

  11. The Connection between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A Selected Annotated Bibliography

    | Contributor(s):: Sharon L. Nelson

    This selected annotated bibliography assembles legal and social literature that examines the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Drawing from an ever-growing body of written works dedicated to the issue, the bibliography presents the works that are most informative and useful to the...

  12. Equine-assisted psychotherapy: a mental health promotion/intervention modality for children who have experienced intra-family violence

    | Contributor(s):: Schultz, Pamela N., Remick-Barlow, Ann, Robbins, Leslie

  13. Critical elements in a residential treatment program curriculum for adolescents experiencing trauma symptoms and/or posttraumatic stress disorder [thesis]

    | Contributor(s):: Gestrin, Deidre N.

  14. Animal-assisted psychotherapy and equine-facilitated psychotherapy

    | Contributor(s):: Brooks, Susan M.

  15. Additional evidence is needed to recommend acquiring a dog to families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A response to Crossman and Kazdin

    | Contributor(s):: Wright, Hannah F., Hall, Sophie, Mills, Daniel S.

  16. Healing partners: The integration of a therapy animal in feminist family therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Rogers, Teresa

    This qualitative Delphi study explored the impact that a therapy animal may have when integrated into a therapy setting with couples and families. Specifically, this study's goal was to understand how the inclusion of a therapy animal impacts the feminist family therapist's ability to develop a...

  17. Functions of pets for young children

    | Contributor(s):: Dorothy C. Payne Mock

    The role or function that dogs and cats fulfill as pets in families with preschool-age children was examined in terms of pet prevalence, their relationship to animal fears, and their association with imaginary companions. The sample consisted of 37 children, three years nine months to five years...

  18. The value of using metaphorical mirrors with alcoholics and addicts in treatment with a mutigenerational viewpoint

    | Contributor(s):: Matkovich, Sue

  19. A welfare assessment scoring system for working equids - a method for identifying at risk populations and for monitoring progress of welfare enhancement strategies (trialed in Egypt)

    | Contributor(s):: Ali, A. B. A., El-Sayed, M. A., Matoock, M. Y., Fouad, M. A., Heleski, C. R.

    There are an estimated 112 million horses, donkeys and mules (i.e., working equids) in developing regions of the world. Though their roles are often fundamental to the well-being of the families they work for, their welfare is often severely compromised due to the limited resources and/or...

  20. Reply to Comstock

    | Contributor(s):: George, Kathryn P.