Dogs are not only capable of giving love, affection and loyalty to people who are part of their family or close to them in the private sphere, but they also have affection for many people. ‘other people.
Rosemary is a dog who has been trained to help hospitalized children “reduce feelings such as fear, anxiety, and even depression.”
According to Razoes Para Acreditar, Rosemary’s mission is to provide therapy to small patients hospitalized for mild and moderate burns. The medical team adopted her in order to develop a session known as “Pet Therapy,” which has helped hundreds of patients.
A “therapist” dog visits hospitalized children to cheer them up and keep them company.
Gabriel Pereira, an 8-year-old boy who was hospitalized for five weeks due to a burn injury, is one such patient. This has been critical emotional support for him, as hospitals can be hostile and uncomfortable places for children.
“She was very happy. She hugged me with her paws and I hugged her. I wanted to take her home,” he said.
This encounter with Rosemary was made public by the Instagram account INVOGA, which demonstrated the role of this therapy dog in the various cases of burnt children who have been hospitalized for a long time. According to the medical team, this is a project that will last for many years.
Rosemary has helped reduce stress for her patients, according to the hospital’s Office of Patient Experience Coordinator, Roberta Kelly, because her presence makes their stay at the health center more bearable.
“With this new therapy format, the idea is to take these children and their companions out of the hospital environment and use this therapeutic element to reduce feelings such as fear, anxiety and even depression,” said she declared .