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  1. Implementing Animal Therapy into Current Medicinal Practices

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    | Contributor(s):: Jenna Schiefelbein

    • The purpose of this study was to explore an unconventional intervention of medicine; specifically the integration of animals into current healthcare practices. • The review of literature evaluated the implementation of animal therapy in medicine, both in the past and...

  2. A case study of the patient wait experience in an emergency department with therapy dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Colleen A. Dell, James Stempien, Lindsey Broberg, Alicia Husband, Lacey Jurke, Betty Rohr, Jane Smith, Joseph Rubin, Susan Tupper, Donna Goodridge, Cathie Fornssler, Logan Fele-Slaferek

    The quality of patient healthcare is a growing concern in Canada’s hospital emergency departments (ED) due to increasing wait times and associated adverse outcomes. A developing body of literature indicates that therapy dogs can positively impact the patient experience. In 2016, members...

  3. Falling, Dying Sheep, and the Divine: Notes on Thick Therapeutics in Peri-Urban Senegal

    | Contributor(s):: Lovell, Anne M., Papa, Mamadou Diagne

  4. The Impact of a Care Recipient's Pet on the Instrumental Caregiving Experience

    | Contributor(s):: Bibbo, J., Proulx, C. M.

  5. Hyvää oloa koirista! : Koirien ulkoilutus osana mielenterveyskuntoutujien sosiaalista kuntoutusta

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    | Contributor(s):: Anna-Leena Kontiainen, Jenny Kiviniemi

    Opinnäytetyön ensisijaisena tavoitteena oli selvittää miten koirien ulkoilutus voisi toimia osana mielenterveyskuntoutujien sosiaalista kuntoutusta. Ajatus koirien ulkoilutuksesta mielenterveyskuntoutujien kanssa tuli Sateenkaaritalon vastaavalta ohjaajalta Riikka Hautalalta...

  6. VetCompass Australia: A National Big Data Collection System for Veterinary Science

    | Contributor(s):: Paul McGreevy, Peter Thomson, Navneet K. Dhand, David Raubenheimer, Sophie Masters, Caroline S. Mansfield, Timothy Baldwin, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes, Jacquie Rand, Peter Hill, Anne Peaston, James Gilkerson, Martin Combs, Shane Raidal, Peter Irwin, Peter Irons, Richard Squires, David Brodbelt, Jeremy Hammond

    VetCompass Australia is veterinary medical records-based research coordinated with the global VetCompass endeavor to maximize its quality and effectiveness for Australian companion animals (cats, dogs, and horses). Bringing together all seven Australian veterinary schools, it is the first...

  7. Participation and control experienced during animal-assisted activities by children hospitalised with cancer

    | Contributor(s):: Monique Vicky Simon

    Children diagnosed and treated for cancer experience a profound life-transformation as they are confronted with unprecedented physical, psychosocial and emotional challenges. Children’s experience of diagnosis and treatment is often accompanied by a lack of participation and reduced...

  8. The effect of animal-assisted therapy on children's stress during hospitalization [dissertation]

    | Contributor(s):: Tsai, Chia-Chun

  9. Contribution of the patient-horse relationship to substance use disorder treatment: Patients' experiences

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    | Contributor(s):: Kern-Godal, Ann, Brenna, Ida H., Kogstad, Norunn, Arnevik, Espen A., Ravndal, Edle

  10. The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Homnick, Tamara D., Henning, Kim M., Swain, Charlene V., Homnick, Douglas N.

  11. Animal Assisted Therapy and its benefitsTerapia Assistida por Animais e seus beneficios

    | Contributor(s):: Nogueira, M. T. D., Nobre, M. O.

    The present thesis was based on a theoretical study and aimed to elucidate in the specialized literature; a brief historical of Animal Assisted Therapy, as well as its benefits. It was found that many countries recognize as a scientific therapeutic method, including the agency that regulates...

  12. Animals-as-Patients: Improving the Practice of Animal Experimentation

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Jane, Dageling, Chris

  13. Helping at-risk youth overcome trauma and substance abuse through animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Kelly, Melissa A., Cozzolino, Callandre A.

  14. Spreading smiles in hospitals, the power of a Facility Dog: Yuko Morita & Bailey at TEDxShimizu

    | Contributor(s):: Yuko Morita

    While working as a pediatric nurse, one patient's mother said to Yuko, "this place is like a jail cell." After learning about Facility Dogs, she could not wait to introduce her new partner, Bailey, to sick children in Japan. The Facility Dog program is a new kind of medical team...

  15. Animal-Assisted Therapy in Long-Term Care: A Review of the Literature

    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Goodnow, Shannon Tarbox, Erin Zamore, Victoria Zimmerman

    Patients residing in long-term care facilities face many changes and challenges. Many seniors have grown up with pets as part of their daily lives, and animals have provided them with companionship as they age. The purpose of this literature review is to assess the state of the science related to...

  16. Animals-as-patients: Improving the Practice of Animal Experimentation

    | Contributor(s):: Jane Johnson, Christopher Degeling

    In this paper we propose a new way of conceptualizing animals in experimentation – the animal-as-patient. Construing and treating animals as patients offers a way of successfully addressing some of the entrenched epistemological and ethical problems within a practice of animal...

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

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

  18. "Walking the dog" to enhance postoperative recovery

    | Contributor(s):: Ward, Cynthia W.

  19. It's official: Pets do a heart good

  20. Facility dogs for geriatric populations

    | Contributor(s):: Jessup, Hannah