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Animal therapy: Prevent health risks at your hospital

Animal therapy programs at hospitals have many benefits. They improve the mood of both patients and staff, which contributes to better recoveries and a lower chance of burnout. But there are also risks involved in bringing animals onsite – and some hospitals aren’t keeping the potential problems in mind. 

Animal therapy benefits hospital patients, staff

Over the years, animal therapy has become more popular in hospitals. Not only is it used to help patients feel more at ease, it’s also become a technique to help hospital staff fight stress, sadness and burnout. 

Animal therapy can help doctors & nurses, too

Animal therapy has proved beneficial for the recovery of hospital patients. But its benefits don’t end there. Using furry friends for therapy can help doctors and nurses relieve stress and fight burnout.