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  1. Companion Paws Canada

    | Organizations

    Companion Paws Canada is dedicated to supporting Canadians in need while providing a second chance for pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with those who would benefit from a companion...

  2. Bregje Nijs

  3. Jun 21 2017

    The Human Animal Bond and Companion Animals: Implications for Animal Welfare, Society, and Veterinarians

    Companion animals bring benefits to their owners in improvements to physical and mental health, and once the bond is established it can be life changing so that both the owner and the animal get...

  4. Animal-assisted intervention as health promotion for elderly persons with dementia

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Christine Olsen

    Dementia is an increasing health concern for old people, their families, and their social and health care providers. A range of health care services is needed for persons with dementia, ranging...

  5. Anyone's best friend: A qualitative exploration of the positive influences of animal assisted therapy on mental health and well-being

    | Reports | Contributor(s): Stephanie Wood

    Animal assisted therapy is becoming a widely used alternative psychotherapy. Research has shown animals to have positive influences on the physical, emotional, social and psychological aspects of...

  6. Animal-Assisted Therapy: Mental, Physical, and Emotional Benefits Provided through Occupational Therapy

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Madeline C. Greene

    The idea of animal-assisted therapy seems like it may be a new alternative of therapy, but in reality it dates back to ancient Egypt and dogs were considered sacred and used as a healing power...

  7. Animal Welfare: Freedoms, Dominions and "A Life Worth Living"

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): John Webster

    This opinion paper considers the relative validity and utility of three concepts: the Five Freedoms (FF), Five Domains (FD) and Quality of Life (QoL) as tools for the analysis of animal welfare....

  8. Animals in recovery: how to develop an animal therapy program at a residential treatment facility for people with a mental health diagnosis

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Sarah Ann Kintz

    Animal therapy has many health benefits for people and can be incorporated into the mental health recovery process. People with a mental health diagnosis can suffer from many negative mental...

  9. Man's best friend - dog's impact on health and wellbeing

    | Theses | Contributor(s): My Anderson, Daniel Benkel

    The dog has since 40,000 years found in man and worked at its side. The impact on people in both the physical and mental plane over the years has been detected, and by putting the dog in relation...

  10. Are Companion Animals the Secret to Good Health?

    | Posters | Contributor(s): Bradley Smith, Petra Bywood

    People keep pets for companionship, recreation and protection rather than for the specific purpose of enhancing health. However, a considerable body of literature supports the idea that companion...

  11. Indirect costs: extending the scope of economic value

    | Book Sections | Contributor(s): Hall, S., Dolling, L., Bristow, K., Fuller, T., Mills, D.

    This chapter describes two areas that show the significance of indirect costs associated with companion animals: (i) the effect of companion animal ownership on human health (considering examples...

  12. Animal-assisted therapy for youth: a systematic methodological critique

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): May, D. K., Seivert, N. P., Cano, A., Casey, R. J., Johnson, A.

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) for youth has the potential to benefit both physical and mental health outcomes. Yet little is known about the extent to which study designs in this area are aligned...

  13. The experiences of law enforcement officers when working with a K9: Social support, attachment, and stress buffering

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Ives, Nancy

    2016 0419-4209978-1321735383 ProQuest Information & Learning text

  14. Ontological security and connectivity provided by pets: A study in the self-management of the everyday lives of people diagnosed with a long-term mental health condition

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brooks, Helen, Rushton, Kelly, Walker, Sandra, Lovell, Karina, Rogers, Anne

    2016 BMC Psychiatry 16 1471-244X BioMed Central Limited United Kingdom Brooks, Helen, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University...

  15. The impact of animals on patient wellbeing

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Williams, B.

    2016 Nurs Times 112 25 12-3 0954-7762 (Print)0954-7762 eng text

  16. Effect of Pet Insects on the Psychological Health of Community-Dwelling Elderly People: A Single-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Ko, H. J., Youn, C. H., Kim, S. H., Kim, S. Y.

    2016 Gerontology 62 2 200-9 0304-324x 10.1159/000439129 eng Department of Family Medicine, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. text

  17. Animal assisted therapy: a look at the benefits of integrating therapy dogs into the treatment of adult women suffering from sexual assault related PTSD

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Megan House

    Based on the statistical evidence listed above, the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (2014) suggests sexual assault is becoming an epidemic in the United States. In regard to the statistical evidence,...

  18. Ontological security and connectivity provided by pets: a study in the self-management of the everyday lives of people diagnosed with a long-term mental health condition

    | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Helen Brooks, Kelly Rushton, Sandra Walker, Karina Lovell, Anne Rogers

    Background Despite evidence that connecting people to relevant wellbeing-related resources brings therapeutic benefit, there is limited understanding, in the context of mental health recovery,...

  19. The Psychological Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy on Elderly Nursing Home Patients

    | Theses | Contributor(s): Sophia M. Elliott

    This literature review of the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is centered on four scholarly articles published in major psychological journals discussing the reduction of loneliness,...

  20. Hannah Josiephine MacIntosh