Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (08/03/2014 03.01)
Development of a research to assess the Effectiveness of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) from the psychological perspective, by using animals of different species, races and categories and to evaluate etichal and professional standards
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The current research aims to identify methodologies to validate the benefits of AAT in order to incorporate them in the National HealthCare System (NHS) facilities and to study ethical concern
- Suggesting the ICF framework (International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health) to implement AAT in the NHS facilities.
- Providing methods for monitoring animal welfare
- Identifying suitable method to assess ethical and financial sustainability of AAT
- Developing ethical guideliness for recognition of professional team in AAT field
Research stages and Methodology:
1. Assessing the state of the art regarding AAT from a psychological perspective
2. Study and examination of tools for evaluating the effectiveness of AAT
3. Identification of methods for validating the effectiveness of AAT according to the ICF framework
4. Analysis of ethical implications (as mentioned in point 3)
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Ethics in social sciences
Knowledge of Italian language. Qualification to participate to the selection specified in the notice for each research program. To apply for research grants fill out the forms available at the following address: Applications and CVs sent by e-mail are not accepted http://www.unige.it/concorsi/assricerca/
evaluation of titles presented and interview on the subjects specified by the notice
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