Animal assisted interventions in the Nova Scotia health service sector


Project Summary:

This study investigates current practice of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) in the province of Nova Scotia from the perspective of practitioners in the five health care professions, including occupational, recreational, and behavioural therapists, psychologists, and social workers. The purposes of this study are: 1) to gain a better understanding of how AAI are conducted in the province, the types of health concerns addressed, and the relationship between AAI services and other health services; 2) to develop a conceptual framework for best practices of AAI within the context of NS and 3) to bring curricular change initiatives using the research findings. We proposed to achieve the purposes through conducting constructivist grounded theory based in-depth interviews with practitioners and through advisory workshops.

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Funded

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Co-investigator

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Start Date:
2013
End Date:
2016

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the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation

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2013

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the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
140483
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