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Impact of an animal-assisted therapy programme on physiological and psychosocial variables of paediatric oncology patients
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| Contributor(s):: Nathiana B. Silva, Flávia L. Osório
The objective of this study was to propose an intervention and safety protocol for performing animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and evaluating its efficacy in children under outpatient oncological treatment based on psychological, physiological, and quality of life indicators for the children and...
Understanding the Role of Therapy Dogs in Pediatric Oncology Settings
| Contributor(s):: Molly Jenkins, Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Kevin Morris
Focus groups and interviews were conducted at three U.S. children’s hospitals to gain the perspectives of staff, parents of pediatric oncology patients, adolescent cancer survivors, and therapy dog handlers regarding the role of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as an adjunctive intervention for...
Applying animal-assisted therapy to hospitalized children with cancer: A proposed treatment manual
| Contributor(s):: Abbate, Kristin