Companion animals in human health /

Exactly how do animals affect the quality of life of their human companions? The 7th International Conference on Animals, Health, and Quality of Life set out to explore this question. A major result of this quest was Companion Animals in Human Health, a careful selection of jurored and invited paper...

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Other Authors: Wilson, Cindy C., Turner, Dennis C., 1948-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, ©1998.
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Summary:Exactly how do animals affect the quality of life of their human companions? The 7th International Conference on Animals, Health, and Quality of Life set out to explore this question. A major result of this quest was Companion Animals in Human Health, a careful selection of jurored and invited papers from that conference. The articles in this volume address Human Animal Interaction (HAI) according to the elements that define quality of life: physical, mental, emotional, and social health; functional health; and general well-being. Beginning with an overview of human/animal interaction from historical and value perspectives, the authors develop a conceptual framework for HAI research and quality of life measurement. They then go on to explore the psychosocial and physiological impact of HAI. The concluding sections address the role of companion animals in human development and the training and welfare of animals in therapeutic programs.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvii, 310 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781452264967
1452264961
9781452232959
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9781322416892