TITLE

'TWAS THE SEASON FOR STRESS: MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY'S WATERFIELD LIBRARY PROVIDES RELIEF IN A FAMILIAR TOUCH--A PET

AUTHOR(S)
Keller, Tracy
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Kentucky Libraries;Winter2007, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the Pet Assisted Therapy program of the Murray State University's (MSU)Waterfield Library in Murray, Kentucky. One of the first official programs of the Humane Society of the United States, the program aims to allow individuals living in a housing situation to experience the benefits of pet therapy. The program was expanded to inlcude educational visits to schools from the usual hospitals and nursing homes. Started in 2004 at MSU, students were allowed to experience pet therapy during high-stress periods such as final exams. A faculty member of MSU, Jill Kruper explained that petting animals has been found to lower stress levels, heart rates and blood pressure.
ACCESSION #
23952226

 

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