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The Effect of Dog-Assisted Therapy on Cancer Patients in Hospice Care

@inproceedings{Turnbach2014TheEO,
  title={The Effect of Dog-Assisted Therapy on Cancer Patients in Hospice Care},
  author={Allison Turnbach},
  year={2014}
}
An estimated 1,660,290 deaths caused by cancer will occur in the upcoming year (Siegel, Naishadham, & Jemal, 2013). After a certain point, cancer patients have a greater desire for quality of life than quantity of life (Coss, McGrath, & Caggiano, 1998). Hospice is a type of care chosen by terminal cancer patients, which focuses on the quality of life, pain, and stress management (Engleman, 2013). Stress associated with death and dying highlights the need for complementary therapies (Johnson… Expand

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