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Själavårdshunden. Hundens medverkan i själavården

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Title: Själavårdshunden. Hundens medverkan i själavården
Other Titles: The Pastoral Care Dog. The dog’s involvement in the pastoral care
Authors: Mortensen, Tova
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2017
Degree: Student essay
Keywords: The pastoral care dog
therapy dog
human-dog relationship
the Church of Sweden
pastoral care
health and social care
cure of souls
Abstract: This thesis will discuss the pastoral care dog and the dog's role in the pastoral care. I will focus on the pastoral care within the Church of Sweden. Since the dog’s history has developed from living beside humans for shelter and slaughter waste for food, to become a beloved family member, I find the development of the relationship between dogs and humans fascinating. Nowadays the dog is also active in many professions whose main purpose is to provide health and social care. Many studies show t... more
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