3037-19: An Examination of the Quality of Evidence on Emotional Support Animals

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3037-19: An Examination of the Quality of Evidence on Emotional Support Animals 

This lively presentation analyzes the existing literature base on Emotional Support Animals (ESA), highlights the gap in knowledge, and allows participants to think critically about the ethics of an emerging area in which generally recognized standards for preparatory training do not yet exist.

  Amy Ames, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, Theresa DePorter, BSc, DVM, DECAWBM, DACVB, Amy Johnson, MA, MAT, LPC, CPDT-KA, Betz King, PsyD, LP

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  46 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  •  Identify components of ethical dilemmas and possible resolutions.

Keywords: Pet Therapy, Safety, APRN Practice, Non-Pharmacologic Interventions

Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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