Bringing dogs into healthcare settings
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Bringing dogs into healthcare settings

Erin Dean Freelance health writer

Essential facts

There has been significant growth in the number of therapy dogs and assistance dogs, helping people with a range of disabilities, medical conditions and mental health problems, according to the RCN. This means dogs are increasingly visiting healthcare settings and care homes.

Nursing Older People. 30, 5,10-10. doi: 10.7748/nop.30.5.10.s8

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