Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation - Print

U.S. and Canadian Perspectives

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Pages: 360

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.