Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation - Print
U.S. and Canadian Perspectives
Dimensions: 10 × 7 × 1 in
Binding Type: Paperback
Therapeutic recreation is one of the fastest growing professions in healthcare, and the demand for TR professionals is likely to increase given the increase in numbers of people with chronic and disabling conditions.
The changing nature of healthcare is treating the whole client and looking at prevention and the link between social, psychological, and physical health.
Therapeutic recreation can play a significant role. With deinstitutionalization, shorter hospital stays, and greater advocacy on the part of people with disabilities, there is a need for development of TR services in communities.
Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation introduces the role of therapeutic recreation for disadvantaged populations from U.S. and Canadian perspectives.
Most of the literature focuses on the TR profession as it evolved in the United States. It is important to understand different approaches to therapeutic recreation and recognize benefits of other systems.
Often criticized and dismissed as being underdeveloped, the approaches and services in countries other than the United States can educate and can help those practicing in therapeutic recreation.
There are great advantages in understanding innovations in approaches and in solving issues and problems in the field.
New and different techniques can emerge through a dialogue between TR practitioners with different backgrounds and training.
Section 1: Introduction
Chapter 1: Defining Therapeutic Recreation
Chapter 2: Existentialism–Stream of Consciousness Through Therapeutic Recreation
Chapter 3: Theory, Research, and Development of TR's Body of Knowledge
Section 2: Nature of Disability
Chapter 4: Health, Well-Being, and the Role of Therapeutic Recreation
Chapter 5: Services for People With Disabilities
Chapter 6: The Therapeutic Recreation Profession
Section 3: Practice of Therapeutic Recreation
Chapter 7: Recreation Therapy Versus Recreation Services
Chapter 8: The Therapeutic Recreation Process
Chapter 9: Models of Therapeutic Recreation: Joining Theory to Practice
Section 4: The Changing Healthcare Scene
Chapter 10: Disabilities: Chronic Conditions Versus Acute Conditions
Chapter 11: Case Studies in the Practice of Therapeutic Recreation
Chapter 12: International Therapeutic Recreation