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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Animal-Assisted Interventions for Older Adults - Part 2

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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Animal-Assisted Interventions for Older Adults - Part 2

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Teri Kennedy, PhD, MSW
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
21989
Date Posted: 
03/14/2018
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/2017
Abstract: 

Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Animal-Assisted Interventions for Older Adults - Part 2 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: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to…

  1. Take proper steps if a patient is hoarding animals
  2. Respond correctly to inappropriate requests from patients to write letters supporting their need for emotional support animals
  3. Find out about local regulations regarding pets in nursing home
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”. 
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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 - Part 2. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21989