Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dogs on call

Many hospitals have pet therapy programs. At VCU, the Dogs on Call Program is a part of the Center for Human-Animal Interaction, which conducts research on the therapeutic effects of interacting with animals. Click here to view a video about the program.

Now I'm sure that these programs make some of us in Infection Prevention nervous. But as I have argued many times before, an infection-free hospital stay may not be the be-all and end-all for every patient. Sometimes infection prevention is trumped by other facets of patient care. And this, I think, is one of them.

1 comment:

  1. That is a an awesome program, we have seen it here locally in a nursing home and it really helps that patients moods there.