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Future Directions for Research on Human–Animal Interaction in an Aging Population

By Nancy R. Gee, Elizabeth Galik

Category Journal Articles
Abstract

This final paper in the thematic issue, “Human–Animal Interaction and Healthy Human Aging,” highlights and distills key points from the series of papers and provides recommendations for improving and expanding Human–Animal Interaction (HAI) research into healthy human aging. This paper also focuses on translating research to practice and discussing important practical issues related to pet ownership or interaction with companion animals among older adults, and makes specific recommendations for researchers, caregivers, and professionals working with older adults. In addition to issues related to the human side of the equation, we make recommendations for protecting and insuring the health and wellbeing of the animals involved.

Publication Title Anthrozoös
Volume 32
Issue 2
Pages 283-291
ISBN/ISSN 0892-7936
DOI 10.1080/08927936.2019.1569909
Language English
Additional Language English
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  1. Aging
  2. Animal-assisted interventions
  3. Companion
  4. Human-animal interactions
  5. open access
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