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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

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PEREZ GUERRERO, María Cristina  and  PEREZ ALVAREZ, Luis. Task of nursing professional in the echinotherapy as an essential condition for integral care of the disabled. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.4, pp.351-363. ISSN 0864-0319.

Disability is a problem involving a increased sector of population. It is necessary the development of alternating care methods feasible to use in regions economically less favored of planet including the echinotherapy which has being considered, by different studies, as an effective technique for development of abilities in disabled persons. There are intensive debates promoting the hypothesis of if there is or not enough scientific evidence on it value use. Arguments on its usefulness are provided from the critical analysis result of information available on this subject in the consulted bibliography. It is shown that in all the stags of Medical Sciences development, its benefits have been recognized. Nursing professionals must to know the features of this technique and to perform a significant task as part of an interdisciplinary staff working in Echinotherapy centers.

Keywords : Disability; Echinotherapy; integral care; Nursing.

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