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People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice (Volume 3, Issue 1)

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International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations, Marcy Wilhelm-South

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  1. "She's Me": An Exploration of Pet Ownership from the Perspective of People Who Are Homeless

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lana Parker, Leonie Boland, Alison Warren

    For many people who experience homelessness, having a pet is an important part of their lives. Although the benefit and meaning of pet ownership has been well recognized in the literature, few studies have explored its meaning from the perspectives of individuals who are homeless. This...

  2. One Health: Fostering Hope for Older Adults and Homeless Companion Animals

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): L. F. Carver

    The One Health model proposes that human and nonhuman animal health be addressed in tandem, considering the well-being of both, and even including the environment. However, in practice One Health initiatives usually focus on animals as disease carriers. This paper is innovative because it...

  3. Are Nurses Joining the Ride? Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies Review

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Khalid Bandar Almasloukh, Pamela Stewart Fahs

    Background: Equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) is a rapidly growing practice that is described as therapeutic and entertaining. Complementary therapies such as EAAT are gaining acceptance as the health care needs of the population are changing. Method: This systematic review draws...

  4. Animal-Assisted Interventions: Relationship Between Standards and Qualifications

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Greta Kerulo, Niko Kargas, Daniel S. Mills, Graham Law, Rise VanFleet, Tracie Faa-Thompson, Melissa Y. Winkle

    Ethical practice of animal- assisted interventions (AAI) requires appropriate qualifications and experience for all parties involved. Recently introduced and updated Standards of Practice emphasize the importance of AAI- specific training and qualification for different types of AAI, which...

  5. Therapy Dog Ownership as Serious Leisure for Members of a Therapy Dog Volunteer Group

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    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jonathan R. Hicks, Mary Kramer

    Therapy dogs are used in a variety of settings, including prisons, hospitals, and schools, for the purposes of providing emotional and psychological support to humans. They are trained to be well behaved and to be perceived as supportive of humans. This study sought to explore the benefits to...