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  1. Exploring School Staff Perceptions Relating to Animals and Their Involvement in Interventions to Support Mental Health

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    | Contributor(s):: Leos, R. A., Cuccaro, P. M., Herbold, J. R., Hernandez, B. F.

    Given the growing awareness of the health benefits of human-animal interactions, the use of animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) in educational settings has increased over the years. While many school districts are now considering or utilizing AAIs, the literature investigating AAI-related...

  2. "The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.

  3. Canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum: Parents' perspectives

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J. R., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C.

  4. Developing an animal-assisted support program for healthcare employees

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    | Contributor(s):: Etingen, B., Martinez, R. N., Smith, B. M., Hogan, T. P., Miller, L., Saban, K. L., Irvin, D., Jankowski, B., Weaver, F. M.

    Background Employee burnout and its associated consequences is a significant problem in the healthcare workforce. Workplace animal therapy programs offer a potential strategy for improving employee well-being; however, research on animal therapy programs for healthcare workers is lacking. This...

  5. Parental Perspectives of Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Kalmbach, D., Wood, W., Peters, B. C.

  6. Slower, shorter, sadder: a qualitative study exploring how dog walks change when the canine participant develops osteoarthritis

    | Contributor(s):: Belshaw, Z., Dean, R., Asher, L.

  7. Relationships Between People with Cancer and Their Companion Animals: What Helps and Hinders

    | Contributor(s):: Nitkin, Patricia, Buchanan, Marla J.

    This qualitative research project examined the impact of the relationships between persons with cancer and their companion animals. The goal of this study was to explore the helpful and unhelpful aspects of having a companion animal for people with cancer dealing with the emotional challenges...

  8. 'He's my mate you see': a critical discourse analysis of the therapeutic role of companion animals in the social networks of people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness

    | Contributor(s):: Brooks, H., Rushton, K., Lovell, K., McNaughton, R., Rogers, A.

  9. A qualitative study of zoonotic risk factors among rural communities in southern China

    | Contributor(s):: Li, H. Y., Zhu, G. J., Zhang, Y. Z., Zhang, L. B., Hagan, E. A., Martinez, S., Chmura, A. A., Francisco, L., Tai, H., Miller, M., Daszak, P.

  10. "We need them as much as they need us": A systematic review of the qualitative evidence for possible mechanisms of effectiveness of animal-assisted intervention (AAI)

    | Contributor(s):: Shen, R. Z. Z., Xiong, P., Chou, U. I., Hall, B. J.

  11. Parental Perceptions of the Nature of the Relationship Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Share with Their Canine Companion

    | Contributor(s):: Harwood, C., Kaczmarek, E., Drake, D.

  12. Naturecultures and the affective (dis)entanglements of happy meat

    | Contributor(s):: Bruckner, Heide K., Colombino, Annalisa, Ermann, Ulrich

  13. The communicative role of companion pets in patient-centered critical care

    | Contributor(s):: Yamasaki, J.

  14. Veterans transitioning from isolation to integration: a look at veteran/service dog partnerships

    | Contributor(s):: Crowe, T. K., Sanchez, V., Howard, A., Western, B., Barger, S.

  15. Assisted therapy with dogs in cancer services

  16. Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy for adolescents experiencing depression and/or anxiety: A therapist's perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Wilson, K., Buultjens, M., Monfries, M., Karimi, L.

  17. What it is to be a Dog: A Qualitative Method for the Study of Animals Other than Humans

    | Contributor(s):: Kenneth J. Shapiro

    "Anima-a-al!" apparently is the most vilifying invective that the playwright Arthur Miller can dredge up to signify the calumny, the otherness, the radical betrayal by his ItaloAmerican protagonist of his community (Miller, l960). Somehow, "vegetabl-l-le!" would not do. How...

  18. ‘I'd rather wear out than rust out’: autobiologies of ageing equestriennes

    | Contributor(s):: Davis, Dona L., Maurstad, Anita, Dean, Sarah

  19. Empirical methods in animal ethics

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    | Contributor(s):: Persson, K., Shaw, D.

    In this article the predominant, purely theoretical perspectives on animal ethics are questioned and two important sources for empirical data in the context of animal ethics are discussed: (mostly qualitative) methods of the social and (mainly quantitative) methods of the natural sciences....

  20. On interviewing people with pets: reflections from qualitative research on people with long-term conditions

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    | Contributor(s):: Ryan, S., Ziebland, S.

    There is mounting evidence that pets are associated with physiological, psychological and social benefits for humans. Much of this research has come from western countries, where there have been consistent calls for greater engagement with pet ownership and health. Drawing on a secondary...