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"There Is a Cat on Our Ward": Inpatient and Staff Member Attitudes toward and Experiences with Cats in a Psychiatric Ward
Contributor(s):: Wagner, C., Lang, U. E., Hediger, K.
Dog handlers' experiences of therapy dogs' impact on life near death for persons with dementia
Contributor(s):: Swall, A., Craftman, A., Grundberg, A., Wiklund, E., Valiaho, N., Hagelin, C. L.
The benefits of an animal-assisted intervention service to patients and staff at a children's hospital
Contributor(s):: Uglow, L. S.
[An educator's perspective, defusing tensions through mediation and the encounter]
Contributor(s):: Rivoire, G.
Study of the levels of human-human and human-animal empathy in veterinary medical students from Chile
Contributor(s):: Calderon-Amor, J., Luna-Fernandez, D.
Social relationships are based on our ability to put ourselves in the place of others, and from there to react appropriately and logically. This empathic ability can be extended to other species, based on the human ability to develop techniques to understand and communicate with animals. In...
Attitudes to and beliefs about animal assisted therapy for children with disabilities
Contributor(s):: Yap, E.
A Dying Man's Wish Fulfilled
Contributor(s):: Cohen, S. I.
Ethics and Safety in Home Care: Perspectives on Home Support Workers
Contributor(s):: Storch, Janet, Curry, Cherie Geering, Stevenson, Lynn, Macdonald, Marilyn, Lang, Ariella
Practitioner Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding the Role Animals Play in Human Health
| Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath
Many studies have evaluated the effectiveness of animals in improving patient outcomes, such as their ability to improve cardiovascular health or alleviate depression symptoms. However, little research has been done to evaluate the beliefs of practitioners about the role that animals can...
Staff members' perceptions of an animal-assisted activity
| Contributor(s):: Bibbo, J.
Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia
VNCA aspires to continue its work to actively engage all veterinary nurses to deliver on its mission. The VNCA serves as a voice for all veterinary nurses.
American Association of Equine Practitioners
The AAEP is the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to equine veterinary medicine and is a leading medical authority on the health and welfare of the horse. From pleasure horses to elite equine athletes, the AAEP and its nearly 10,000 members work to raise the standard of...
Surveillance and Reporting of Zoonotic Diseases: Perception of Partnership and Communication Between and Among State Animal Health Officials and State Public Health Veterinarians
| Contributor(s):: Kimberly L. Mcdonald, Steven G. Little, Angeleque Akin-Little
The transmission of zoonotic diseases from wild and domestic animals to human beings is considered a global public health threat. Developing guidelines to establish communication between and among animal health and health public agencies is paramount. Constant monitoring of the exchange of...
What do Therapists Think is the Uniqueness of Animal Assisted Therapy that Engages Children?
| Contributor(s):: Megan Marie Mensink, Sarah M. Ferguson (adviser)
What do therapists believe is the uniqueness of animal assisted therapy that engages children? This is the main question this research aims to answer. The purpose of this study was to get the opinions of therapists on how animal assisted therapies benefit children. In this qualitative study, the...
Effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Therapy: Therapists' Perspectives
| Contributor(s):: Nichole M. Budahn, Valandra (adviser)
Animal-assisted therapy has frequently been used with children who have autism spectrum disorder. This study examined animal-assisted therapists’ perceptions of effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy with children who have DSM-IV mental health diagnoses. The researcher recruited self-identified...
Human-Animal Bond Initiative (College of Nursing, Michigan State)
The MSU College of Nursing developed the Human-Animal Bond Initiative, a program which strives to better understand the interactions between humans and animals, to assess how animals enrich people's lives, and to improve the quality of life for both humans and the animals. "We're...
Assessment of occupational therapists' attitudes and knowledge of animal-assisted therapy
| Contributor(s):: Robin M. Hightower
The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes and knowledge of occupational therapists of animal-assisted therapy.
Public health confronts the children, the hamster, and the goat
| Contributor(s):: W. John Pape
John Pape is an Epidemiologist with the Communicable Disease Epidemiology Program, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. This slide-show presents facts and images relating to Zoonoses: diseases of animals transmissible to humans under natural conditions. The characteristics of...
Qualitative and quantitative method comparison in animal-assisted therapy research
| Contributor(s):: Laura Denenholz
While there have been many presentations and anecdotal evidence in support of AAT, quantitative empirically validated studies are very limited. Without quantitative empirical studies to support the effectiveness of AAT, it remains an unproven complement to traditional physical and...
Crossing the berm: An occupational therapist's perspective on animal-assisted therapy in a deployed environment
| Contributor(s):: Brian T Gregg
As an Army occupational therapist assigned to the 212th Combat and Operational Stress Control (COSC) Detachment, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime providing service to my fellow Warriors, the Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen, along with Department of Defense employees of the United...