Canine-assisted therapy: Treatment of PTSD in combat veterans
Jessica Marie Kolar, SN; Emily Rose Bell, SN -- School of Nursing, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
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Veterans with PTSD may be hesitant to seek psychological treatment because of the negative connotations associated with the diagnosis. Canine therapy can offer a non-stigmatizing, non-pharmaceutical option. Veterans can derive both social and psychological benefits from therapeutic canine interactions, thus improving quality of life.
Leadership Connection 2018: Transformative Nursing Leadership, September 15-18, 2018. Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
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