Pet projects: animal assisted therapy in nursing homes.

  title={Pet projects: animal assisted therapy in nursing homes.},
  author={J Gammonley and Jeffrey G Yates},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  volume={17 1},
1. Animal assisted therapy is an applied science using animals to solve a human problem. It is an interdisciplinary approach using animals as an adjunct to other therapies. 2. The major difference between animals as therapy and entertainment is the animal-human bond, a special relationship that develops when a person has strong feelings of psychological attachment to the animal. 3. It is essential that a complete nursing and activity assessment be made before implementation of individualized… CONTINUE READING