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Canines and childhood cancer: Examining the effects of therapy dogs with childhood cancer patients and their families

By Molly Jenkins, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Amy McCullough, John D Fluke

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Abstract This document is a comprehensive review of the literature on childhood cancer epidemiology; pediatric oncology treatment; physical and psychosocial well-being impacts of childhood cancer for children and their families; human-animal bond history and research; and the application of animal-assisted interventions with various populations in need, particularly those affected by childhood cancer. This literature review is a key product completed during the first year of work on the Canines and Childhood Cancer (CCC) research study, which aims to measure the effects of animal-assisted therapy with pediatric oncology patients and their families. The CCC project represents a partnership forged between Pfizer Animal Health and American Humane Association. Please see www.caninesandchildhoodcancer.org for more information.
Date January 2012
Pages 1-56
Publisher American Humane Association
Location of Publication Washington, DC
URL http://www.americanhumane.org/assets/pdfs/children/ccc_digitalbook_r19.pdf
Language English
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  1. Adolescents
  2. Adults
  3. Animal-assisted activities
  4. Animal-assisted therapies
  5. Cancer
  6. Children
  7. Dogs
  8. Family
  9. Health
  10. Human-animal bond
  11. Mammals
  12. Mental health and well-being
  13. parents
  14. Research
  15. therapy animals
  16. United States of America