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Pediatric Oncology and Animal-Assisted Interventions

A Systematic Review

Cotoc, Crina MD, PhD (ABD); An, Ruopeng PhD; Klonoff-Cohen, Hillary PhD

doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000313
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Animal-assisted interventions are part of the therapeutic plan in pediatric oncology. This is the first systematic review to summarize the literature and provide insights for new clinical approaches, policy, best practices, and standards. The results underline the potentially beneficial role for pediatric patients, parents, caregivers, and medical staff.

Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Correspondence: Crina Cotoc, MD, PhD (ABD), Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021B Huff Hall, 1206 S 4th St, Champaign, IL 61820 (cotocch2@illinois.edu).

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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