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Implementing Animal Therapy into Current Medicinal Practices

By Jenna Schiefelbein

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• The purpose of this study was to explore an unconventional intervention of medicine; specifically the integration of animals into current healthcare practices.

• The review of literature evaluated the implementation of animal therapy in medicine, both in the past and present.

• It was demonstrated that incorporating animal-assistance therapy into modern day medicine had a positive correlation with overall patient health, pain control, and disposition.


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date 2015
Format PDF
Size/Length 1.4MB
Language English
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  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. Health
  3. open access
  4. Pain management
  5. patients
  1. open access