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Abstract

Animals provide benefits to elderly and chronically ill people by decreasing loneliness, increasing social interactions, and improving mental health. As a result, many hospitals and long-term care facilities allow family pets to visit ill or convalescing patients or support animal-assisted therapy...

Author(s)
Coughlan, K.; Olsen, K. E.; Boxrud, D.; Bender, J. B.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Zoonoses and Public Health, 2010, 57, 3, pp 220-226