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How animal-assisted therapy affects discharge teaching: A pilot study
Nursing Management (2003)
  • Melinda Hermanns, University of Texas at Tyler
  • Belinda Deal, University of Texas at Tyler
Examines the impact of animal-assisted therapy during discharge teaching for post-open-heart surgical patients with a median sternotomy incision. Benefits from animal-assisted therapy; Presence of anxiety in patients undergoing postoperative median sternotomy dischargeteaching; Evaluation of retention of discharge teaching.
  • therapeutics,
  • clinical medicine,
  • animals,
  • preventive health services
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Published in Nursing Management. 2003 Critical Care Choices, p36. 5p.
Citation Information
Miller, J., Connor, K., Deal, B., Weber-Duke, G., Hermanns, M. L., Varnell, G., … McLarty, J. (2003). How Animal Assisted Therapy Affects Discharge Teaching: A Pilot Study. Nursing Management, 2003: Critical Care Choices, 36–40.