A Multihospital Perspective on Integrating Facility Dogs and Animal Assisted Therapy into Clinical Practice
This panel will examine differing facility dog program structures among hospitals. Presenters will share the unique values, individual challenges and noteworthy successes in their respective programs. Presenters will demonstrate the myriad of ways that facility dog programming has cultivated multidisciplinary collaboration, improved measurable outcomes and provided quality psychosocial support for patients, families and staff. Presenters will demonstrate examples of how facility dogs are utilized using live demonstrations and videos.