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Holistic Nursing Practice:
doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e3181e90197
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Animal‐Facilitated Therapy in Various Patient Populations: Systematic Literature Review

Matuszek, Sarah MSN, RN

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Abstract

With a soaring trend of the incorporation of complementary therapies into the mainstream of health care, animal-facilitated therapy has become a popular interest for the health care team to integrate into a patient's plan of care. This systematic literature summarizes the current research on the use of animal therapy in several patient populations and provides nursing implications for practice.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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