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  1. PALS: Pet Access League Society

    Medical studies prove that pets improve the emotional and physical well being of humans. It's astonishing what contact with animals can do for a person's emotional and physical health. Simply watching a pet can actually lower stress levels and blood pressure. Such...

  2. Caring K9s Maui

    Caring K9s Therapy Dogs, Maui exists to improve the quality of life for people on Maui through therapy dog visits (both comfort visits and specific animal-assisted therapy), Reading Education Assistance Dogs® programs for children and animal care education.The founder of Caring K9s...

  3. Implementation of an Animal Assisted Activity Program into a Rural Long-Term Care Facility to Increase the Perceived Quality of Life of Residents

    Contributor(s):: Vonnie Pattison, Patricia Cullen (adviser)

    Older people who have moved from familiar home surroundings to institutionalized facilities could find that the institutions will put restrictions on their personal belongings, possessions, loved ones, and pets. Loneliness and depression are common in long-term care facilities (Banks &...

  4. A Clinical Practice Change Initiative to Incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy in Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' Clinical Practice for Children and Adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Donna Rae Cowell

    Background: Children and adolescents mental healthcare needs is vital for the future of our nation’s welfare (American Psychology Association, 2014). Research has indicated AAT may be a considerable choice to help with pediatrics mental healthcare and may be utilized as...

  5. Canine-Assisted Therapies Among U.S. Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Integrative Review of The Literature

    Contributor(s):: Olivia A. Kondos

    A sizeable number of U.S. veterans of all ages experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which can impact their quality of life; physically, mentally and socially. Consequences of PTSD are associated with physical and emotional disabilities, including ideation of self-harm and even...

  6. American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, Volume 39 (2017)

    Contents:I Had to Euthanize a Dog, p 2Student's Corner, p 4Vet Tech Point of View, p 6

  7. Pet therapy in work and school | Lorinda Schrammel | TEDxOStateU

    Lorinda Schrammel is the training and development manager at Oklahoma State University. She is also the owner of Evie, a 2-year-old black and tan shepherd who works with OSU's pet therapy program. While Lorinda works in Human Resources at OSU, Evie welcomes new employees and serves as a...

  8. Institut Français de Zoothérapie

    Contributor(s):: François Beiger

    Développer des formations professionnelles et Universitaires aux pratiques de la médiation animale en Europe, en Tunisie et au Canada. Théorie, pratique.Aborder la dimension professionnelle sur la médiation animale et tout ce qui s'y rapporte....

  9. The Effect of Play with Canines on Psychological and Physical Stress Measures in College Students

    Contributor(s):: Cheryl Delgado, Margaret Toukonen, Corinne Wheeler

    Introduction and Background: Stress can be impede learning and be a major cause of student attrition or failure to advance in studies at a timely pace. This is an increasing concern in academia. Some universities are working to create supportive student communities and a more home-like...

  10. Facilitating an animal-assisted intervention program : the risks and rewards of working with animals in helping and educational settings

    Contributor(s):: Katelynn Couling

    Humans and animals have been living and working together for centuries. The mutual relationship that developed lead professionals to begin incorporating animals into human services and education to enhance human wellness, a practice presently referred to as Animal-assisted Intervention (AAI). In...

  11. Mögliche Effekte der tiergestützten Therapie bei Menschen mit Demenz : Umsetzung dieses Ansatzes in der Ergotherapie

    Contributor(s):: Sarah Hauser, Erika Kuster

    Ziel: In dieser Bachelorarbeit geht es darum, mögliche Effekte von tiergestützter Therapie auf älteren Menschen mit Demenz aufzuzeigen und mögliche Ansätze für die Ergotherapie anhand des Lifestyle Performance Models darzustellen.Hintergrund: Durch den...

  12. Pet facilitated therapy and the therapeutic relationship: participant perspectives

    Contributor(s):: Laurie Heather Baird

    This qualitative study examines Pet Facilitated Therapy (PFT) from the perspective of the participant/client in an initial counselling session. The use of the human-animal bond to facilitate therapy is a relatively new and growing field. Existing research has focused on quantitative measures,...

  13. Susan Elizabeth Smith

  14. Farm animal-assisted interventions in clinical depression

    Contributor(s):: Ingeborg Pedersen

    Depression affects millions of people every year. Depressed individuals suffer from depressed mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, reduced energy, diminished activity, reduced attention and concentration and reduced self-esteem. The consequences are substantial both for each individual and for...

  15. An exploration of pet therapy for bereavement

    Contributor(s):: Wood, Elizabeth A.

    The wealth of research that exists regarding pet therapy was beneficial for the research regarding this study. However, there was a lack of research related to the experience of individuals who have utilized pet therapy for bereavement. Those who have utilized this form of therapy for...

  16. Pet therapy: Enhancing social and cardiovascular wellness in community dwelling older adults

    Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, Cheryl A., Kolassa, John

  17. Benefits of pet therapy introduced to cardiac rehabilitation patients

    Contributor(s):: Angela Joy Felker

    This study was designed to measure the beneficial effects of a pet therapy program on a population of older adult cardiac rehabilitation patients. It was hypothesized that participants who received an interactive pet therapy session would have lower blood pressure and heart rate prior to and...

  18. How to treat diseases- use animals: Aakash Lonkar at TEDxDBATU

    Contributor(s):: Aakash Lonkar

    From the beginning of human civilisation, we have used animals for various purposes, including, farming, travelling, etc. But animals can also be used, which we haven't thought off, for treating illnesses.A trained therapy dog, not only forms a good pet, but also an therapist, a good...

  19. National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc.

    National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc. (NCTD) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides animal-assisted therapy to many people in health facilities, shelters, schools and libraries.  Established in 1990, NCTD has steadily expanded its operations, and is now recognized as one of...

  20. Non-pharmacological approaches to alleviate distress in dementia care

    Contributor(s):: Mitchell, Gary, Agnelli, Joanne