Dogs in Health Care: Pioneering Animal-Human Partnerships

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McFarland, Sep 24, 2019 - Pets - 221 pages
Dogs have a storied history in health care, and the human-animal relationship has been used in the field for decades. Certain dogs have improved and advanced the field of health care in myriad ways. This book presents the stories of these pioneer dogs, from the mercy dogs of World War I, to the medicine-toting sled dogs Togo and Balto, to today's therapy dogs. More than the dogs themselves, this book is about the human-animal relationship, and moments in history where that relationship propelled health care forward.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
7
1 The Mercy Dogs of World War I
13
2 Jofi and Sigmund Freud
25
3 Cap and Florence Nightingale
38
Public Health Heroes
55
The Guide Dog Who Pioneered a New Frontier
75
Cotherapists
95
8 A New Generation of Therapy Dogs
118
9 Pioneers Poetry and Possibilities
147
Epilogue
160
Glossary
167
Chapter Notes
171
Bibliography
185
Index
207
Copyright

The First Combat and Operational Stress Control Dogs
107

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About the author (2019)

Jill Lenk Schilp is a humane educator, certified professional in health care quality, master’s-level registered nurse and volunteer therapy animal instructor. Her work has appeared in books, journals, magazines and blogs. A member of the Dog Writers Association of America, she lives in Richardson, Texas.

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