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Animal-Assisted Interventions in Health Care Settings by
Publication Date: 2019-01-15
Growing literature around the benefits ofanimal-assisted intervention (AAI) spurs health care professionals andadministrators to start new programs. Yet the trend also raises questions ofhow best to begin and run successful AAI programs--under what circumstances,with what staff, and within what guidelines. Animal-Assisted Interventions in Health Care Settings: A BestPractices Manual for Establishing New Programs succinctly outlines how best to develop, implement, run, andevaluate AAI programs. Drawing on extensive professional experiences andresearch from more than fifteen years of leading the Center for Human-AnimalInteraction in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, theauthors discuss both best practices and best reasons for establishing AAIprograms. For thorough consideration, the text explores benefits from a varietyof perspectives, including how AAI can improve patient experience, provideadditional career development for staff, and contribute favorably toorganizational culture and to the reputation of the facility in thesurrounding community. Developed for administrators as well as forvolunteers and staff, Animal-AssistedInterventions in Health Care Settings includes practical, case-basedexamples for easy comprehension and offers an accompanyingonline user-friendly template that can beadapted to develop practice-specific training, evaluation, and proceduremanuals.
A Review of the Literature on Obesity, Health Measurement, and the Food Industry by
Publication Date: 2018-11-30
This book draws from theological ethics to reject the charges of gluttony and sloth as directed at people because of their weight and shape and applies these vices to the food industry challenging its zealous desire for profits and less than energetic concerns about the health of its customers.
A Student's Guide to Exercise for Improving Health (First Edition) by
Publication Date: 2017-12-31
Most college students know that regular exercise can improve their health and overall well-being, but with essays to write, labs to complete, and chapters to read before class, who has time to exercise? You do A Student's Guide to Exercise for Improving Health provides you with practical advice and suggestions that will help you balance a healthy, active lifestyle with academic success. You'll learn about a myriad benefits of exercise on your mental, emotional, and physical well-being, how to design an exercise program that works with your course schedule, and how to set realistic and attainable fitness goals that will improve your health and happiness. In helping you to develop healthy habits and a regular exercise program, this guide will help you achieve goals related not only to physical fitness, but to academic success as well. A Student's Guide to Exercise for Improving Health is part of the Cognella Series on Student Success, a collection of books designed to help students develop the essential life and learning skills needed to support a happy, healthy, and productive higher education experience. Bradley R. A. Wilson is a professor of health promotion and education at the University of Cincinnati. He earned his master's in business administration and his Ph.D. in exercise science from Michigan State University. Dr. Wilson has authored or co-authored over 60 papers and book chapters on health care in the U.S., kinesiology, the health and fitness industry, healthy lifestyles, performance-enhancing drugs, and more. He has presented on health and exercise topics throughout the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia. Matthew D. McCabe is a visiting professor of exercise science at Tiffin University. He earned his bachelor's degree in sports management with a concentration in exercise science from Wilmington College, his master's degree in clinical exercise physiology from Ohio University, and his doctoral degree in health education from the University of Cincinnati.
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