Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1984-0446
KOBAYASHI, Cassia Tiemi et al. Development and implementation of Animals-Assisted Therapy in a universitary hospital. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.62, n.4, pp. 632-636. ISSN 1984-0446. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672009000400024.
This report refers to the experience of the Board of Nursing of Hospital São Paulo, Universidade de São Paulo, in the development and implantation of Animal-Assisted Therapy, as one of its projects humanization of hospital: "Projeto Amicão". Aiming to offer patients a positive experience that differs from the routine of the hospital environment, some units of the Hospiral São Paulo received the visit of an animal for sessions of Animal-Assiste Therapy. The results achieved among patients and its companions and health professionals were positive, in addition to arouse the attention and the interest of other health institutions and the media. It is thus evidenced the importance of reporting the experience of "Projeto Amicão" in the hospital.
Keywords : Complementary therapies; Nursing; Humanization of assistance.