Old dogs teach new tricks at this hospice

June 2011
Hospice Management Advisor;Jun2011, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p65
The article discusses how the Hospice of South Georgia in Valdosta, Georgia, uses pet therapy which includes therapy dogs to improve patient care. Also offered are comments by Amanda Patterson, executive director of the hospice, and Della Perkins, the hospice volunteer coordinator, on the policies and procedures related to therapy animal program and the hospice's annual grief camp, Camp Lean on Me. It also mentions the training program and the handler guidelines put in place by Therapy Dogs Inc.


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