Brodie, S. J. and Biley, F., 1999. An exploration of the potential benefits of pet-facilitated therapy. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 8 (4), pp. 329-337.
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• There is mounting evidence to suggest that those who keep pets are likely to benefit from various improvements in health. • Despite founders of nursing such as Florence Nightingale advocating the importance of animals within the care environment, their integration into hospitals and other health care settings has been slow. • The literature on animal-induced health benefits is reviewed and the conclusion is drawn that the potential benefits of pet therapy are considerable. • It is suggested that nurses can assume an active role in advocating ward pet or pet-visiting schemes.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||health benefits, pet-facilitated therapy, social support, stress|
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health > Nursing and Midwifery|
Technology > Medicine and Health
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Qualitative Research|
|Deposited By:||Dr Francis Biley LEFT|
|Deposited On:||24 Jul 2008 14:00|
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