Pediatric oncology and animal-assisted interventions: A systematic review

Crina Cotoc, Ruopeng An, Hillary Klonoff-Cohen

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Animal-assisted interventions are part of the therapeutic plan in pediatric oncology. This is the first systematic review to summarize the literature and provide insights for new clinical approaches, policy, best practices, and standards. The results underline the potentially beneficial role for pediatric patients, parents, caregivers, and medical staff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-110
Number of pages10
JournalHolistic nursing practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019


  • animal-assisted interventions
  • childhood cancer
  • complementary medicine
  • pediatric oncology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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