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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Animal-Assisted Interventions for Older Adults

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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Animal-Assisted Interventions for Older Adults

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Melody Jorhahl-Iafrato, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
21917
Date Posted: 
12/31/2017
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/06/2018
Abstract: 

 Animal-Assisted Interventions for Older Adults is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
  1. Identify the different types of animal-assisted interventions
  2. Identify benefits of animal-assisted interventions for patients with dementia
  3. Identify  benefits of animal-assisted interventions for patients with cardiovascular disease
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program”. 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Animal-Assisted Interventions for Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21917