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Reviewers’ note: A bookshelf for the therapeutic recreation specialist in long term care

Reviewers’ note: A bookshelf for the therapeutic recreation specialist in long term care Reviewers’ Note: A Bookshelf for the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in Long Term Care. Therapeutic recreation in long term care facilities is an area that has received notable attention in the past few years. Current trends indicate that many of today’s students and […]

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Social change and institutions: Implications for recreationists

Social change and institutions: Implications for recreationists Hutchison, Peggy Over the past several decades, parents, advocates, professionals, and people with disabilities have been working on deinstitutionalization and inclusion in all aspects of community life (Blaney & Freud, 1994; O’Brien & O’Brien, 1991; Schleien & Ray, 1991; Schwartz, 1992). Despite these integration efforts, there continue to […]

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MENTORING: Mutual inspiration to explore professional practice

MENTORING: Mutual inspiration to explore professional practice McFarlane, Nancy Just before the phone rings, I am in the middle of prioritizing my day’s workload: * assess referred patients, write up assessments, chart assessments; * prepare for group; * summarize program evaluation information from the previous week for a report to the Program Director; * meet […]

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The Status of Clinical Supervision in Therapeutic Recreation: A National Study

The Status of Clinical Supervision in Therapeutic Recreation: A National Study Jones, David B As professions in health care, social services, and education mature, various mechanisms are put into place to assure improved services. One such professional mechanism is clinical supervision. Clinical supervision is defined as a dynamic, enabling, and ongoing process that is interpersonally […]

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An ethnographic study of clinical reasoning in a therapeutic recreation setting

“Perpetual problem-solving”: An ethnographic study of clinical reasoning in a therapeutic recreation setting Hutchinson, Susan L The purposes of this paper are to review literature on the concept and practice of clinical reasoning and to present evidence of clinical reasoning in a therapeutic recreation (TR) setting. Clinical reasoning is considered both a way of thinking […]

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A Regular Feature of the Therapeutic Recreation Journal

Reviews: A Regular Feature of the Therapeutic Recreation Journal Books, monographs, videos, and so on are reviewed in order to expose readers to important literature and resources which would not be published directly in TRJ. Materials specific to therapeutic recreation, as well as related materials, will be considered for review. In addition to recent publications, […]

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Guest Editors’ Introduction to the Special Issue on Health and Health Promotion: Do We Care!

Guest Editors’ Introduction to the Special Issue on Health and Health Promotion: Do We Care! Coyle, Catharine The mission and purpose of Therapeutic Recreation (TR) has always been anchored in a commitment to facilitating the achievement and maintenance of health. Without losing this sense of purpose, the profession’s scope of practice has attempted to keep […]

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Are Residents Engaged in Recreation Activities?

Examination of a Nursing Home Environment: Are Residents Engaged in Recreation Activities? Voelkl, Judith E The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 mandates that nursing homes support residents’ engagement in preferred activities (Martin & Smith, 1993; U.S. Congress, 1987). Little is known, however, about the ways in which the environment affords or diminishes residents’ engagement […]

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Aquatic instructors’ beliefs toward inclusion

Aquatic instructors’ beliefs toward inclusion Conaster, Phillip This study examined the influence of moderating variables on aquatic instructors’ beliefs toward teaching swimming to individuals with disabilities in an inclusive setting. One hundred eleven aquatic instructors from 25 states representing 108 U.S. cities participated in the study. Based on the theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1985, […]

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Exploring the leisure behavior patterns and experiences of youth with endocrinological disorders: Implications for therapeutic recreation

Exploring the leisure behavior patterns and experiences of youth with endocrinological disorders: Implications for therapeutic recreation Caldwell, Linda L The increased concern by the medical community about quality of life issues has led some physicians to question whether biomedical treatment protocols (e.g., medication and surgery) are sufficient to promote health. Questions arise such as: Even […]