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Journal of Christian Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e31826701a7
Feature: education

Pet Therapy: Dogs De-Stress Students

Young, Judith S.

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: Research supports the efficacy of the human-animal bond and pet therapy in a variety of settings. At nursing students' request at one school, the author began offering pet therapy prior to examinations. Anecdotal evidence of a study with the author's Golden Retriever, Goldilocks, demonstrates that pet therapy can reduce test anxiety and improve nursing student performance.

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