If you already have a child and own a pet, I’m sure you’ve seen the positive effects that they have on your child’s development. But for the rest of you, you’re probably wondering: “How can a dog help my child’s mental health?” Well, any pet can positively impact anyone’s mental health, regardless of their age. This phenomenon is called The Pet Effect.
At some point in our lives, most of us wanted a pet. Whether that pet was a dog, cat, horse, or even a hamster, we all wanted something to take care of. Something to bond with, to play with, to be our companion. However, did you ever think of the mental health benefits that pets have on humans? The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) has done extensive research on this subject, which is called The Pet Effect.
There's a ton of paperwork in healthcare, and sorting documents and other paper-based records can easily reduce the quality time staff have with patients. With digital files, different departments and doctors can access patient files from anywhere and at any time, in turn cutting down on the time it takes to find needed documents. With healthcare facilities stretched as they are, especially now, immediate access to information will lead to many more patients getting treated.