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iPawsome, LLC: A Healthcare Employee Well-Being Service
by Young, Lisa, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 51; 10839189
Abstract (Summary)

Employee burnout has been a toxic concern in today’s American workforce. The prevalence of stress in the healthcare workplace is costing America billions of dollars and leading to medical errors, absenteeism, and turnover. Research indicates that human-animal bond provides physical, physiological, and psychological health benefits for professionals. This project will present the benefit of human-animal interactions (HAI) therapy in promoting the well-being in healthcare professionals. It will address services which will deliver to healthcare employees in the convenience of their workplace as well as educate the reader about the role animals play in humans’ lives. A combined minimal overhead cost and scientifically-proven health benefits of HAI, overall enhanced feelings of employee well-being and decreased animal abandonment are the strengths to this project. Finally, a discussion outlining the market, feasibility, legal and regulatory considerations and the proposal of financial analysis to deliver the project’s value with specific services from the human-animal interactions program.

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Advisor: Gerard, Nathan
Commitee: Gotz, Cindy, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Occupational Therapy, Health sciences, Health care management
Publication Number: 10839189
ISBN: 978-0-438-60376-9
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