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  1. Developing and Planning a Protocol for Implementing Health Promoting Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) in a Tertiary Health Setting

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    | Contributor(s):: Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., Young, J., Nottle, C., Hazel, S. J., Milton, A. G., McDowall, S., Mani, B., Koblar, S.

    The Ottawa Charter identifies that multiple levels of government, non-government, community, and other organizations should work together to facilitate health promotion, including in acute settings such as hospitals. We outline a method and protocol to achieve this, namely an Action Research...

  2. Promoting sustainable well-being through nature-based interventions for young people in precarious situations: Implications for social work A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Obeng, James Kutu, Kangas, Katja, Stamm, Ingo, Tolvanen, Anne

  3. Companion Animal Fostering as Health Promotion: A Literature Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Roseveare, C., Breheny, M., Mansvelt, J., Murray, L., Wilkie, M., Gates, M. C.

    There is growing interest in the health-promoting potential of human-companion animal relationships from a broad public health perspective while acknowledging barriers to ownership, particularly for older adults. Companion animal fostering is an alternative to pet ownership that aligns with the...

  4. Considering Cats, Dogs, and Contradictions: Pets and Their Relational Influence on Experiences of Aging in Place

    | Contributor(s):: Toohey, A. M.

  5. Understanding the Role of Therapy Dogs in Human Health Promotion

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    | Contributor(s):: McDowall, S., Hazel, S. J., Cobb, M., Hamilton-Bruce, A.

    Dogs may provide humans with a range of physical, mental and social benefits. Whilst there is growing scientific evidence of benefits to humans, there has been less focus on the impact to canine health, welfare and ethical considerations for the dogs. The importance of animal welfare is...

  6. Health Promotion for Students of Veterinary Medicine: A Preliminary Study on Active Microbreaks and Ergonomics Education

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    | Contributor(s):: Grünwald, J. A., Licka, T. F.

    Occupational hazards, such as psychosocial stressors, physical injuries from human-animal interactions, and physically demanding work tasks, are common in the veterinary profession, and musculoskeletal discomfort and pain (MDP) may already be present in veterinary undergraduates. This...

  7. The Impact of Campus-Based Therapy Dogs on the Mood and Affect of University Students

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    | Contributor(s):: Peel, N., Nguyen, K., Tannous, C.

    University students experience a high level of stress, which could potentially affect how they manage stressful situations beyond university, such as when entering the workforce. Although universities offer counseling services and various health promotion programs, there is reluctance and...

  8. Reimagining Healthcare: Human-Animal Bond Support as a Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Public Health Intervention

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    | Contributor(s):: Hoy-Gerlach, J., Townsend, L.

    The emergence of human-animal support services (HASS)-services provided to help keep people and their companion animals together-in the United States has been driven by two global public health crises. Despite such impetuses and an increasing recognition of One Health approaches, HASS are...

  9. Family Bonds with Pets and Mental Health during COVID-19 in Australia: A Complex Picture

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    | Contributor(s):: Bennetts, S. K., Howell, T., Crawford, S., Burgemeister, F., Burke, K., Nicholson, J. M.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the health-promoting features of human-animal relationships, particularly for families with children. Despite this, the World Health Organization's (1986) Ottawa Charter remains human-centric. Given the reciprocal health impacts of human-animal...

  10. The impact of Covid-19 on animal-assisted interventions: perceptions of UK animal-assisted intervention providers

    | Contributor(s):: Shoesmith, E., Gibsone, S., Ratschen, E.

  11. Effects of equine-assisted interventions on older adults' health: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Badin, L., Alibran, É, Pothier, K., Bailly, N.

    OBJECTIVE: Equine-assisted interventions (EAI) can improve a variety of health problems in older adults and thus promote their well-being. This systematic review aimed to synthesize studies on EAI to understand better their effects on the health of older adults. METHOD: A systematic search guided...

  12. Analysis of Trunk Neuromuscular Activation During Equine-Assisted Therapy in Older Adults

    | Contributor(s):: de Mello, E. C., Diniz, L. H., Lage, J. B., Ribeiro, M. F., Bevilacqua Junior, D. E., Rosa, R. C., Cardoso, F. A. G., Ferreira, A. A., Ferraz, M. L. F., Teixeira, V. P. A., Espindula, A. P.

  13. Leashes, Litterboxes, and Lifelines: Exploring Volunteer-Based Pet Care Assistance Programs for Older Adults

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    | Contributor(s):: McLennan, K., Rock, M. J., Mattos, E., Toohey, A. M.

    At the convergence of population aging and pet-ownership, community stakeholders are well-positioned to support older adults’ relationships with companion animals through age-related transitions in health and living arrangements. In this study’s setting, a volunteer-based pet care...

  14. Animal-assisted interventions in universities: a scoping review of implementation and associated outcomes

    | Contributor(s):: Cooke, E., Henderson-Wilson, C., Warner, E., LaMontagne, A.

  15. The Experience of Animal Assisted Therapy on Patients in an Acute Care Setting

    | Contributor(s):: Coakley, A. B., Annese, C. D., Empoliti, J. H., Flanagan, J. M.

  16. Companion Animals in Health-Promoting Work-Life

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    | Contributor(s):: Rambaree, Komalsingh, Sjöberg, Stefan

    Despite a growing number of studies on human–animal interactions, empirical data focusing on companion animals within the context of health-promoting work-life are still limited. This article presents an analysis and discussion based on the perceptions of 22 students and staff from the...

  17. Terapia asistida con animales para la promoción de la salud en adolescentes con un trastorno alimentario: una visión desde la terapia ocupacional

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    | Contributor(s):: Lorena Estévez Fernández

    Introducción. El progreso de las redes sociales y la tecnología es sin duda ventajoso para muchos aspectos de nuestra vida diaria, sin embargo, puede ser un arma de doble filo, ya que esto puede influir en el desarrollo de los trastornos alimentarios sobre todo en adolescentes....

  18. I was not born with a mask!

    | Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira

    Year 2020. The Mankind “evolved” frighteningly (in the broadest sense of this word); It created wings, conquered other planets, played God by manipulating DNA and the atom. Today, it is very “natural” to use a smartphone, but it seems ridiculous to hear the silence and...

  19. A Qualitative Analysis of Pets as Suicide Protection for Older People

    | Contributor(s):: Young, Janette, Bowen-Salter, Holly, O’Dwyer, Lisel, Stevens, Kristen, Nottle, Carmel, Baker, Amy

    An unanticipated finding during research on the role that pets play in the health of older adults was that pets had protected some from suicide. Given that older people are more vulnerable to fatal first attempts, understanding protective factors in this population is vital. Twelve older adults...

  20. Review of principles governing dog health education in remote Aboriginal communities

    | Contributor(s):: Willis, E. M., Ross, K. E.