Animal Assisted Therapy
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This paper explains how pet-assisted therapy is helping elderly patients, sick children in hospitals and prisoners. It also illustrates how pet-assisted therapy is not only beneficial, but sometimes more effective than conventional treatments of psychological, physical, and emotional disorders.
From the Paper:"Research has shown that animals have helped elderly people in various ways. Today, many elderly people live alone, feel depressed and forgotten, and lack a true purpose in life. These feelings usually lead to physical illnesses and disabilities. The use of animals and pet-assisted therapy benefits the elderly because the animal it is a companion that the elder person can love and nurture. If the elder person has lost a spouse, child, or friend, the animal can provide the needed companionship for the elderly as they take care of the animal by feeding it, bathing it and making it feel safe."
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Cite this Term Paper:
Animal Assisted Therapy (2010, April 18) Retrieved May 23, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/animal-assisted-therapy-119311/
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