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Talk From Detection Dogs to Therapy Pets: Animals in Healthcare

From Detection Dogs to Therapy Pets: Animals in Healthcare

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Genre: Event with live subtitles


Animals have long held a role in health settings, from the ancient use of medicinal leeches to the introduction of rescue dogs in the Alps in the early eighteenth century. Today, this role encompasses an ever broader range of interventions. At this public lecture, hear from Claire Guest about how her dog, Daisy, saved her life by detecting her breast cancer, and Lyndsey Uglow on her work at Southampton and Animal Assisted Interventions. Meet Lyndsey's dog Leo and find out about the role dogs play in health and social support for those experiencing homelessness.

Lyndsey Uglow is a passionate advocate for AAI in healthcare. She holds the Certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy, Activities and Learning from the Institute for Human Animal Connection at the University of Denver. She has been volunteering at Southampton Children’s Hospital for five years with her Golden Retrievers and has extensive experience with paediatric patients. Having studied the field at this advanced level, she and her team have just commenced a 12 month study into the effects of Animal Assisted Intervention both from the patients perspective and that of the staff at Southampton Childrens Hospital.

Every day, thousands of people rely on the care of nurses, midwives and health care assistants (HCAs). The RCN Foundation gives vital support back to these caring professionals. We safeguard nurses, midwives and HCAs in need offering support services and financial assistance to get their lives back on track. We invest in nursing care and fund learning development for the nursing community. We fund innovative nurse-led projects that aim to improve the health and wellbeing of the public.


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Event details

Wed 21 Jun 2017, 6:30pm

Live subtitling

Venue details

Royal College of Nursing (Dogs)
Library & Heritage Centre (Cowdray Hall)
20 Cavendish Square (entrance via Henrietta Street)
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council