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Companion animals in aged care: The impact of action research on attitudinal change and policy-making

Third Sector Review
Volume 21 Issue 2 (Nov 2015)

Abstract: Demand for companion animals in aged care and policy in many institutions has caused resident dissatisfaction. Data from a third sector action research will be publically available so that those intending to move into aged care can access information about companion animal policy. Careful, accurate data collection, with strong community support, can exert inf luence on the policy process through the adoption of an action research approach. While third sector advocacy is often based on belief and values, government and the market expect policy based on evidence. Third sector organisations now conduct research and collect evidence to support policy claims.

To cite this article: Alessandrini, Megan and Boxhall, Anne. Companion animals in aged care: The impact of action research on attitudinal change and policy-making [online]. Third Sector Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, Nov 2015: 171-189. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=710665654203479;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1323-9163. [cited 25 Apr 17].

Personal Author: Alessandrini, Megan; Boxhall, Anne; Source: Third Sector Review, Vol. 21, No. 2, Nov 2015: 171-189 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1323-9163 Subject: Human-animal relationships; Grounded theory; Older people--Services for; Discrimination in housing--Law and legislation; Pets--Therapeutic use; Peer Reviewed: Yes

Database: APAFT