The American Veterinary Medical Association http://www.avma.org/
Shriners Hospitals for Children http://www.shrinershq.org/Hospitals/pettherapy.html/
The Natural Connection http://www.thenaturalconnection.ca/index.html
Therapeutic Paws of Canada http://www.tpoc.ca/
Bans MR, Banks WA. The effects of animal-assisted therapy on loneliness in an elderly population in long-term care facilities.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci.
Barak Y, Savorai O, Mavashev S, Beni A. Animal-assisted therapy for elderly schizophrenic patients.
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry.
Brickel CM, Brickel GK. A review of the roles of animals in psychotherapy and the elderly.
International Journal of Ageing and Human Development.
Brodie SJ, Biley FC. An exploration of the potential benefits of pet-facilitated therapy.
Journal of Clinical Nursing.
Francis GM, Turner J, Johnson S. Domestic animal visitation as therapy with adult home residents.
Intern J Nursing Studies.
Mudzyk A, Bourque M, Guilbert H, Seguin AD, Savoye MJ. Animal assisted therapy in a nursing home.
Soins Gerontol. 2011 Mar-Apr;(88):11-13.
Redefer LA, Goodman JF. Brief report: pet-facilitated therapy with autistic children.
J Autism & Dev Disorders.
Reimer DF. Pet-facilitated therapy: An initial exploration of the thinking and theory behind an innovative intervention for children in psychotherapy.
Dissertation Abstracts Intern.
Sobo EJ, Eng B, Kassity-Krich N, Canine visitation (pet) therapy: Pilot data on decreases in child pain perception.
J Holist Nurs.
Teeter LM. Pet therapy program: Proposal for the US Department of Health and Human Services 1996 Secretary’s Award.
J American Veterinary Medical Association.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
Copyright © 2012 EBSCO Publishing
All rights reserved.
Maybe it's time to stop guessing. If you've been wanting to make some changes but just aren't sure how, the free personal health survey from LiveWell is a great place to start.
Fight heart disease early and prevent heart attacks with HeartSHAPE® - a painless, non-invasive test that takes pictures of your heart to scan for early-stage coronary disease.
How many calories do you need to eat each day to maintain your weight and fuel your physical activity? Enter a few of your stats into this calculator to find out.
Using body mass index as a reference, this calculator determines your ideal body weight range. All you need to do is enter your height.
This tool considers your height and weight to assess your weight status.
Wellmont Nurse Connection is your resource for valuable health information any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Speak to a Nurse any time, day or night, at (423) 723-6877 or toll-free at 1-877-230-NURSE.
You clicked on a link that will cause you to leave myWellmont.
For security purposes you will be signed out.