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  1. "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...

  2. A comparison of the human grief reaction: Focusing on pet loss and bereavement

    | Contributor(s):: Jarolmen, Josephine JoAnn

  3. A phenomenological study of canine loss and grief response: Clinical and depth psychological implications

    | Contributor(s):: Corbin, Julianne C.

  4. A qualitative study of companion animal loss and grief resolution

    | Contributor(s):: Stefan, Faye Marlene

  5. A qualitative/quantitative study of human bereavement responses to the death of an animal companion: Educational implications, resources, guidelines and strategies. (Volumes I-III)

    | Contributor(s):: McMahon, Sharon May (Girling)

  6. Adult adjustment to the death of a companion animal: The roles of confiding and additional pet ownership

    | Contributor(s):: Gerwolls, Marilyn Kay

  7. An exploration of the use of social support by people who are grieving the death of a pet

    | Contributor(s):: DiMeglio, Holly S.

  8. An expressive writing intervention to address the bereavement of a companion animal: Mental and physical health outcomes

    | Contributor(s):: Bennett, Leslie

  9. Attachment, emotion regulation, and social support: Adjustment to the death of a companion animal

    | Contributor(s):: King, Loren C.

  10. Back Yard Memories

    | Contributor(s):: Lowell L. Getz

    Memories of the pet dogs now buried in our back yard. Brief accounts dealing with what each of the six pet dogs meant to us.

  11. Companion Animal Loss in a Clinical Veterinary Practice Medical Setting

    | Contributor(s):: Robin A. Lambert, Andrea Nesmith (adviser)

    Full article available for download on September 23rd, 2014. The majority of American households own a pet; however, despite the widespread popularity of companion animal ownership, modern society does not regard companion animal loss as “socially significant” loss, making this a form of...

  12. Companion animal loss: a disenfranchised form of grief and why it's relevant to social work

    | Contributor(s):: Emily Merrill

    Thirty participants of the Companion Animal Love, Loss, and Memories (CALLM) group held at The University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center evaluated this program in order to find out if a mutual aid support group is beneficial for pet loss survivors. Demographics of participants were...

  13. Complicated grief therapy in pet loss: A clinical case study

    | Contributor(s):: Valerie Russell

  14. Critical incidents in grieving the death of companion animals

    | Contributor(s):: David Allan Alexander

    This study examined what bereaved pet owners found particularly helpful and particularly difficult in their grieving process. The Critical Incident Technique (CIT) was used. Eight bereaved pet owners identified 87 helping and 44 hindering categories that formed 12 helping and 7 hindering...

  15. Domestic pet loss and self reported depression

    | Contributor(s):: Nieburg, Herbert Alan

  16. Euthanasia of the companion animal: Understanding the pet owner's experience

    | Contributor(s):: Turner, Wendy Gayle

  17. Examining the human-animal bond through grief work in an adult pet-loss support group

    | Contributor(s):: Jeha, Jennifer C.

  18. Experiences of childless women with grief after losing a pet: A phenomenological study

    | Contributor(s):: Woolledge, Jeanie

  19. Experiencing Pet Loss as a Child: A Parental Perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Jayne Parkin

    Due to the positive contributions many companion animals make to the lives of others, it is common for individuals to build strong emotional attachments to their pets. Individuals who have strong relationships with their pets are likely to experience an equally strong grief reaction following...

  20. Exploring bereaved older adult pet owner's relationship and grief experiences following the death of a companion animal

    | Contributor(s):: Sabine B. J. Volkmann