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Therapeutic Benefits of Certified Canines for Veterans with War-Related Trauma Disorders

By Lauren Smith

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Abstract

Veterans and their service dogs share a special relationship that is not only a friendship but a working relationship as well. They each give each other something that they cannot get on their own. The purpose of this thesis is to determine the relationship between veterans and their service dogs and the emotional and physical support provided. A review of the literature, combined with systematic interviews of combat veterans led to an initial understanding of the relationship between a veteran and a service dog and the benefits and risks associated with this special connection.

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date 2017
Pages 25
Department Occupational Therapy
URL https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/honors_theses/2812/
Language English
University Western Michigan University
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Dogs
  3. Mammals
  4. open access
  5. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  6. Service animals
  7. trauma
  8. veterans
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  1. open access