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dc.contributor.advisorBrunson, Emily K.
dc.contributor.authorYonce, Heather Nicole ( )
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-06T16:15:56Z
dc.date.available2017-01-06T16:15:56Z
dc.date.created2016-12
dc.date.issued2016-11-23
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6397
dc.description.abstractMedicalization is defined as a "process in which personal and social problems and behaviors have come to be viewed as diseases or medical problems that the medical and allied health professionals have a mandate to 'trea'" (Kaufman 1994, 45-46). Medicalization is enacted on many diverse populations within the United States, but not much has been written in regards to elderly persons living in assisted-living facilities. This thesis considers this topic. Drawing primarily on interviews with elderly residents of four assisted-living facilities in central Texas, it considers how these individuals experience the medicalization associated with aging. It further considers how, though Animal-Assisted Intervention (AAI), the residents are offered a means to resist the process of control inherent to medicalization and regain a sense of self.
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dc.format.extent48 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectMedicalization
dc.subjectElderly
dc.subjectAssisted-living
dc.subjectAnimal-assisted interventions
dc.subjectAAI
dc.subjectAnthropology
dc.subjectMedical Anthropology
dc.subject.lcshHuman-animal relationshipsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAnimals--Therapeutic useen_US
dc.subject.lcshMedical anthropologyen_US
dc.titleThe Experiences of the Central Texas Elderly and Animal-Assisted Interventions in Assisted-Living Facilities via Medicalization
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchoch-Spana, Monica
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHartwig, Elizabeth
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropology
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
txstate.departmentAnthropology


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