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  1. Eläinavusteinen toimintaterapia - asiakkaiden kokemuksien näkökulmasta

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    | Contributor(s):: Elina Vaskonen, Anna-Maaria Koiso-Kanttila

    Opinnäytetyömme tarkoituksena oli kuvata asiakkaiden kokemuksia osallistumisesta toimintaterapeuttien ohjaamaan eläinavusteiseen terapiaan, jossa eläiminä on käytetty joko lemmikkieläimiä tai maatilan eläimiä, sekä kuvata...

  2. A dermatologist's viewpoint on the significance of the human-animal bond in practice

    | Contributor(s):: Liska, D. A.

  3. Maintaining trust and credibility in a continuously evolving organic food system

    | Contributor(s):: Thorsoe, M. H.

    Credibility is particularly important in organic food systems because there are only marginal visual and sensorial differences between organic and conventionally produced products, requiring consumers to trust in producers' quality claims. In this article I explore what challenges the credibility...

  4. Owner compliance - educating clients to act on pet care advice

    | Contributor(s):: Gerrard, E.

  5. Veterinarians' perspectives on dealing with people

    | Contributor(s):: Owens, N.

    This study was used to examine how practicing veterinarians protect the self when dealing with people at work. Veterinarians interact with the people attached to their patients in myriad ways in order to accomplish their organizational goals. Data collected during semistructured interviews with...

  6. Care robots for the supermarket shelf: a product gap in assistive technologies

    | Contributor(s):: Blackman, T. I. M.

  7. Relationship patterns in food purchase: observing social interactions in different shopping environments

    | Contributor(s):: Cicatiello, C., Pancino, B., Pascucci, S., Franco, S.

    The social dimension of purchase seems particularly important when it comes to food, since it can contribute to foster "consumers' embeddedness" in the local food system. The discussion on this topic is growing after the emergence of alternative food networks (AFNs), which are thought to have...

  8. Grief for pets - Part 1: Overview and some false assumptions

    | Contributor(s):: Hewson, C.

    Dealing with clients' distress, especially at euthanasia, is a significant stressor for many veterinary nurses. However, few have had formal training in how pet loss affects clients, and how best to communicate with grieving clients. Moreover, many veterinary practices do not take a comprehensive...

  9. Grief for pets: Part 2: Realistic client care so that you 'do no harm'

    | Contributor(s):: Hewson, C.

    Research indicates that many clients think about their animal companions' deaths while the animals are still well, and would like their veterinarians to lead discussions about end-of-life issues. However, most veterinarians are unaware of this. Moreover, they have not been trained in how pet loss...

  10. Client education benefits all: patient, client and practice

    | Contributor(s):: Aitken, E.

    The education of clients by the veterinary nurse is an important role, which helps to improve animal welfare. From the very simple waiting room displays to the more time-consuming clinics and client evenings, there are methods to suit various situations with associated benefits for the patient,...

  11. Helping clients cope with the death of a pet

    | Contributor(s):: Langwell, C.

  12. Vet's role in helping grieving owners

    | Contributor(s):: McParlin, P.

  13. Euthanasia of a family pet: stressful for the both the practice team and the client

    | Contributor(s):: Elkins, A. D.

  14. Euthanasia--how do you handle it?

    | Contributor(s):: Lee, L., Lee, M.

  15. Facilitating euthanasia decisions

    | Contributor(s):: Butler, C., Lagoni, L.

  16. Communicating with special populations: children and older adults. (Effective Communication in Veterinary Practice.)

    | Contributor(s):: Brandt, J. C., Grabill, C. M.

    This article highlights the importance of human-animal bond for children and older adults, addresses issues of pet loss and provides suggestions for meeting the communication needs of both populations. This article is divided into 2 sections. The first section focuses on the developmental...

  17. A look at the role of marriage and family therapy skills within the context of animal behavior therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Canino, J., Shaw, J., Beck, A. M.

    Given that veterinary care involves both animal patients and human clients, it becomes necessary to find ways to improve not only one's veterinary medical skills, but also one's interpersonal abilities. Literature that discusses the communication and interpersonal aspects of veterinary medicine...

  18. Veterinarians' discourses on animals and clients

    | Contributor(s):: Graaf, G. de

    Veterinarians have obligations towards both the animals they treat and their clients, the owners of the animals. With both groups, veterinarians have complicated relations; many times the interests of both groups conflict. In this article, using Q-methodology as a method for discourse analysis,...

  19. Helping clients in times of loss

  20. How can veterinarians optimise owner compliance with medication regimes

    | Contributor(s):: Verker, M. J., Stokrom, M. van, Endenburg, N.

    While poor compliance is considered an important problem in human medicine, it has received little attention as a reason for treatment failure in veterinary medicine. The aim of this study was to investigate how veterinarians can optimise owner compliance. In total 57 owners participated in the...