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'He's my mate you see': a critical discourse analysis of the therapeutic role of companion animals in the social networks of people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness

By H. Brooks, K. Rushton, K. Lovell, R. McNaughton, A. Rogers

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Publication Title Med Humanit
Volume 45
Issue 3
Pages 326-334
ISBN/ISSN 1468-215x
DOI 10.1136/medhum-2018-011633
Language eng
Author Address Department of Health Services Research, Institute of Population Health Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK helen.brooks@liverpool.ac.uk.Mental Health Research Group, Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK.Public Contributor, Nottingham, UK.NIHR CLAHRC Wessex, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
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  1. Adults
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Animals
  4. Females
  5. Humans
  6. Interpersonal relations
  7. Males
  8. Mental health and well-being
  9. Middle Aged Adults
  10. Narratives
  11. Psychiatry and psychology
  12. Qualitative Research
  13. Social Networks
  14. social support