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Assistência individualizada: posso trazer meu cachorro?

DOI: 10.1590/S0080-62342005000200010

Keywords: alternative therapies, pediatric nursing, adolescent, institucionalized, bonding, human-pet, dogs.

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a case study aimed at knowing the perception of a teenager suffering from recurrent acute lymphocytic leukemia and of her mother regarding the visit of her pet dog during hospitalization, as well as at describing the experience as a nursing intervention. data was obtained and organized through reports on the experience. beneficial effects of such therapeutic action were observed, thus demonstrating that animal assisted therapy may be extended to other clinical situations and should be the object of new investigations.


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