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The use of Animals in Assisted Therapy: Systematic Review of the Literature

Volume 6 - Issue 1

Silvia Maria Ribeiro Oyama1, Bruno Vilas Boas Dias2*, Gabriela Wanderlei3 and Marilia Gabriela da Silva3

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    • 1Doctor in Health Sciences, Pedagogical Coordinator of the Nursing course of the University Center Campo Limpo Paulista and Paulínia, Brazil
    • 2Master in Health Sciences, Professor of Padre Anchieta University in Jundiaí and Campo Limpo Paulista University, Brazil
    • 3Academics Nursing at University Center Campo Limpo Paulista, Brazil

    *Corresponding author: Bruno Vilas Boas Dias, Center of Jundiaí SP, Padre Anchieta University, Brazil and Campo Limpo Paulista University Center, Campo Limpo, Brazil

Received: June 19, 2018;   Published: June 25, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.06.001293

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Animal assisted therapy refers to the use of animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles, birds, among others in the care of hospitalized patients. This study aimed to analyze the benefits of Dog Therapy for children with cancer. It is a systematic review of the literature, carried out in Scielo and with the descriptors “assisted therapy” and “animals” and in the VHL, with the descriptors “assisted therapy”, “animals” and “pediatrics”. The articles published in Portuguese and English, available in full, published between 2005 and 2017 were considered. We found 8 articles that dealt with the subjects: animal use in assisted therapy, hospital infection, role of the team in assisted therapy, humanization, lack of familiarity, recommendations and benefits of assisted therapy. It was observed that the Assisted Therapy brings innumerable benefits enabling improvement in the care for both the patient and the health professionals.

Keywords: Assisted Therapy; Animals and Pediatrics

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