Donald Altschiller's Animal-Assisted Therapy (Health and Medical Issues Today) PDF

By Donald Altschiller

Using animals for treatment is a burgeoning kind of therapy for people with actual, emotional, or mental health problems. Written for college students and basic readers, Animal-Assisted remedy deals a ancient review of the perform, detailing its development and the numerous methods it truly is practiced at the present time. packed with illustrative examples, similar to profitable courses the place youngsters with analyzing difficulties learn aloud to canines partners, the e-book illuminates the expansive nature and effectiveness of this remedy because it is practiced either typically and between distinct populations, together with young ones, the aged, autistic participants, and the incarcerated. The e-book additionally presents particular details that may be of curiosity to puppy proprietors who are looking to become involved in those courses and contains info on U.S. executive specifications permitting consultant canines in private and non-private amenities.

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Although most studies of AAT indicate its beneficial effects, a few psychologists and animal ethologists have raised questions about both the methodology of these studies and the lack of long-term assessment of this therapy. Probably the most contentious AAT issue has been the treatment of animals. This chapter discusses evaluations of AAT and also concerns about the care of animals engaged in institutional visits and also focuses on one particular controversy—the treatment of dolphins involved in DAT (dolphin-assisted therapy).

This concept, also popular among health care professionals, acknowledges the strong desire of older people to live in a home-like environment, instead of a nursing home or other impersonal institution. Since many elderly are not be able to maintain their own residence, they are more likely to adapt better to an assisted-living type of facility, where housekeeping and other services are provided. Proximity to leisure and recreational activities is also important to ensure a high quality of life.

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