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  1. It's Not Paradise for the Dogs and Shelter Workers: Dog Welfare and Occupational Stress in Animal Shelters in Hawaii

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    | Contributor(s):: Lynn Morrison

    Dog welfare and occupational stress of animal shelter workers at two sites on Hawaii Island were examined. The east side had higher euthanasia rates than the west side. The two sites are in locales that differ culturally and economically. The goal of this study is to (1) elucidate how dog...

  2. Longitudinal associations between allostatic load, pet ownership, and socioeconomic position among US adults aged 50+

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    | Contributor(s):: Applebaum, Jennifer W., McDonald, Shelby E., Zsembik, Barbara A.

    It is hypothesized that pets provide benefits to human health by buffering the deleterious effects of stress, but varying exposure to chronic stress via social position is rarely considered in these conceptual and empirical models. Allostatic load is an index of biological and physical measures...

  3. Exploring the benefits of full-time hospital facility dogs working with nurse handlers in a children's hospital

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    | Contributor(s):: Murata-Kobayashi, N., Suzuki, K., Morita, Y., Minobe, H., Mizumoto, A., Seto, S.

    ObjectiveTo examine the benefits of full-time hospital facility dogs (HFDs) working with qualified nurse handlers for inpatients in a pediatric medical facility. MethodsA questionnaire survey on the evaluation of HFD activities was conducted in a hospital that had introduced HFDs for the first...

  4. An anthropologist's voice in a veterinarian's noise: gearing up for new cultural realities

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    | Contributor(s):: Sterk, K., Brloznik, M.

    Over the past three decades, the veterinary profession has faced a cultural shift towards postspeciesism that requires a reassessment of the foundations of the existing distinctions between human and non-human animals proclaimed by the speciesism paradigm, which represents institutionalized...

  5. "Warming the house": Children and animals "doing family"

    | Contributor(s):: Policarpo, Veronica, de Almeida, Ana Nunes, Tereno, Henrique

  6. Maus-tratos pelo abandono de animais no periodo de ferias

    | Contributor(s):: Ataide Junior, V. de P., Bastos, P. A. de S., Caron, A. J. B.

  7. It was one of the worst days of my life: Companion animal owners' experiences of the Edgecumbe 2017 flood in Aotearoa New Zealand

    | Contributor(s):: Glassey, Steve, Liebergreen, Nicola, Ferrere, Marcelo Rodriguez, King, Mike

  8. All Creatures Great and Small: A Review and Typology of Employee-Animal Interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Quan, Shawn Xiaoshi, Lam, Carisa, Schabram, Kira, Yam, Kai Chi

  9. Review of literature on interventions aimed at resolving problems caused by predatory behaviour in dogs (Canis familiaris)

    | Contributor(s):: McLennan, Tracey

  10. Re-evaluating the benefits and challenges of communal pet dog ownership at an adult residential psychiatric facility

    | Contributor(s):: Maroney, Pam, Kougioumtzis, Marianthi

  11. SARI Therapeutic Riding

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    SARI was founded in 1978 in memory of a little girl who loved animals. Sari Greenberg was born with Down Syndrome at a time when children with disabilities were often put in care. Instead, Syd and Jeanne embraced the opportunity to bring her home to the farm where SARI currently stands. The...

  12. Paws for Purple Hearts

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    Paws for Purple Hearts is the first organization of its kind to offer Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy® (formerly referred to as Canine Assisted Therapeutic Intervention). We began in 2006 as a research program at the prestigious Bergin College of Canine Studies together with the Menlo Park...

  13. Improving Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms and Cognitive Status of Participants with Dementia Through the Use of Therapeutic Interactive Pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Bryanna Streit LaRose, Lisa Kirk Wiese, María de los Ángeles Ortega Hernández

    In the US, one in three older adults die with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Currently, there is no cure for the rapidly growing burden, but there are pharmacological treatments to manage the symptoms, which lead to numerous side effects. We tested the effectiveness of a...

  14. The COVID Whirlwind on the Veterinary World: End-of-life Care and Euthanasia During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Chalmers, Paula Gerstenblatt, River Hodgdon

    Veterinary providers experience job-specific psychological stress from their dual role in both providing medical care to pets and supporting pet-owner clients through end-of-life care and the euthanasia process, contributing to compassion fatigue and burnout in the field. COVID-19 has impacted...

  15. Parent and child mental health during COVID-19 in Australia: The role of pet attachment

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    | Contributor(s):: Shannon K. Bennetts, Sharinne B. Crawford, Tiffani J. Howell, Fiona Burgemeister, Catherine Chamberlain, Kylie Burke, Jan M. Nicholson

    Restrictions, social isolation, and uncertainty related to the global COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted the ways that parents and children maintain family routines, health, and wellbeing. Companion animals (pets) can be a critical source of comfort during traumatic experiences, although changes...

  16. Dog Guardians' Subjective Well-Being During Times of Stress and Crisis: A Diary Study of Affect During COVID-19

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    | Contributor(s):: Lori S. Hoy, Brigitte Stangl, Nigel Morgan

    The impacts of companion animals on human well-being have been receiving increased media and research attention, especially in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, there have been calls for research to consider the major components of subjective well-being separately and for research...

  17. 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...

  18. Pet ownership during the first 5 years after breast cancer diagnosis in the NEON-BC cohort

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    | Contributor(s):: Lopes-Conceição, L., Peleteiro, B., Araújo, N., Dias, T., Fontes, F., Pereira, S., Lunet, N.

    BackgroundAlthough human–animal interactions (HAI) have been associated with health benefits, they have not been extensively studied among cancer patients nor which factors may influence HAI during cancer survivorship. Therefore, this study aims to describe pet ownership in a breast cancer...

  19. Bystanders' reactions to animal abuse in relation to psychopathy, empathy with people and empathy with nature

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    | Contributor(s):: Martín, A. M., Vera, A., Marrero, R. J., Hernández, B.

    Social and academic interest in animal abuse has recently increased thanks to greater awareness of the importance of biodiversity in promoting sustainability. The redefinition of human-animal relationships, in the context of the fight against speciesism and the defense of veganism, has also...

  20. How At Risk Youth & Rescued Animals Change Each Other's Lives | Jamie Dawson | TEDxLehighRiverStudio

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    | Contributor(s):: Jamie Dawson

    In this talk, Jamie Dawson explores the extraordinary impact that animals in distress have on at-risk youth and vice versa.