Pets as social support

Pachana, N. A. (2007) Pets as social support. Nursing Older People, 19 1: 3-3.

Author Pachana, N. A.
Title Pets as social support
Journal name Nursing Older People   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1472-0795
Publication date 2007-02
Year available 2007
Sub-type Editorial
Volume 19
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 3
Total pages 1
Editor Linda Thomas
Place of publication Middlesex, United Kingdom
Publisher RCN Publishing
Language eng
Abstract The article reports on the role of social support in curing the illness of a patient. Research has shown that poorer social networks in older adults can increase the risk of dementia by 60 percent. The positive benefits of companion animals has been long suggested for improving social network. Friends and family may mistakenly believe that not having to care for an animal companion will make life easier for an older adult.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Editorial
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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