The physiologic effects of pet therapy are evident, as more and more programs are finding out.
Melinda Stanley-Hermanns is a senior lecturer and course coordinator in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Texas at Tyler. Julie Miller is a staff development educator in critical care at Trinity Mother Frances Health System, also in Tyler. Contact authors: Melinda Stanley-Hermanns, firstname.lastname@example.org; Julie Miller, email@example.com. The authors would like to thank Katherine Connor, RN, for assisting with data collection for their unpublished study, Dr. Linda Klotz, sponsoring professor for the study, and Stephanie Alred, statistician.