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  1. KOIRA-AVUSTEISUUS ARTIKKELEIDEN NÄKÖKULMASTA : Kuinka koira-avusteisuudesta kirjoitetaan sosiaali- ja terveysalan ammattilehdissä

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    | Contributor(s):: Jenni Kääpä

    Tämän opinnäytetyön aiheena on koira-avusteisuus sosiaali- ja terveysalan mahdollisuutena. Näkökulma aiheeseen on, kuinka koira-avusteisuudesta kirjoitetaan erilaisissa asiantuntija-artikkeleissa. Teoriaosuudessa tutkitaan käsitteitä koira-avusteisuus ja...

  2. Quality of Life of Service Dog Partners

    | Contributor(s):: Robert Wesley Milan

    Medical advances are constantly increasing survival rates of individuals experiencing traumatic accidents and infants born with disabilities. Medical advances have also significantly increased the life expectancy of individuals living with disabilities as well as the general population. Along...

  3. "Freedom from themselves" gendered mechanisms of control, power, and resistance in prison dog training programs

    | Contributor(s):: Andrea Button

    During the past twenty-five years, the number of prison programs in which inmates train dogs has increased rapidly. A lack of systematic studies to address the effects of these programs on staff and inmates has led to limited, anecdotal accounts of the impact of these programs on correctional...

  4. Is that your guide dog or your guard dog? Assistance dogs, personal safety and crime prevention revisited

    | Contributor(s):: Wohlfort, Alexa K.

  5. Investigating the relationship between assistance dogs and their owners with physical disabilities: Complex affection or simple attachment?

    | Contributor(s):: Stewart, Dawn

    This study explores the bond between persons with physical or perceptual disabilities an~d their Assistance Dogs. It was hypothesized that these relationships would be different from relationships between pet dogs and owners, and that the bonds may resemble attachment relationships. The project...

  6. Regulation physiologique et perception de stress chez des parents d'enfants diagnostiques d'un trouble du spectre de l'autisme: La contribution de la presence d'un chien d'assistance et des representations associees a l'attachement

    | Contributor(s):: Fecteau, Stephanie

  7. The integration of animal companions in a narrative therapy approach

    | Contributor(s):: Keshishian, Sareen L.

  8. Patriot, Pet, and Pest: America Debates the Dog's Worth During World War I

    | Contributor(s):: Alison G. Laurence

    During World War I, dogs held a contradictory place in American society. These animals functioned simultaneously as patriots, pets, and pests. This essay surveys the ways in which dogs either contributed to the war effort or seemed to subvert it through their uselessness as companion animals and...

  9. The effect of partnering with an assistance dog on self-esteem and social connectedness among persons with disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Rabschutz, Laurel

  10. "This Dog Means Life": Making Interspecies Relations at an Assistance Dog Agency

    | Contributor(s):: Edminster, Avigdor

  11. "Not just a dog": an attachment perspective on relationships with assistance dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Kwong, Marilyn Joanne, Kim Bartholomew

    I explored individuals’ relationships with an assistance dog and their experiences of loss from an attachment-theory perspective. I used a hybrid process of inductive and deductive thematic methods to analyze semi-structured interviews with 25 participants. These analyses revealed genuine...

  12. A case study of incarcerated males participating in a canine training program

    | Contributor(s):: Nikki S. Currie, Fred O. Bradley (adviser)

    The number of animal training programs in correctional facilities has increased in the past 25 years. Anecdotal accounts have informally assessed the efficacy of prison training programs; however, only limited systemic studies have been conducted (Britton & Button, 2005; Furst, 2006). Preliminary...

  13. Canine-assisted therapy: An emerging therapeutic practice

    | Contributor(s):: Kenneth M. Jastrow III

    Close relationships link all living things in the environment, but the forces that connect people and animals are especially strong and enduring. These forces of connection are being utilized for the advancement of human happiness and well-being in a therapeutic manner. This therapy is called...

  14. Animal-assisted therapy using dogs: The benefits to children

    | Contributor(s):: Corrine E. Oian

    Animal-assisted therapy, including dogs, has gained widespread support and has been implemented in many areas throughout the past few decades. Animal-assisted therapy was first recorded in England in 1792, where mentally ill patients were given small animals for which to care. Since then dogs...