Therapeutic Recreation Persuasive Essay by Nicky

Therapeutic Recreation
An overview of recreation therapy, including its benefits and the challenges to its practice.
# 146753 | 1,926 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 14, 2011 in Law (Tort) , Aging (Gerontology) , Medical and Health (General)


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Description:

The paper outlines the benefits of therapeutic recreation that aims to improve the overall functioning and independence of the sick or disabled. The paper describes a successful program of downhill skiing, reveals the enormous demand for community recreation services for the disabled but notes the cuts in funding for it as well as TR professionals' exposure to tort liability suits. The paper relates the positive effects of TR on elderly persons with dementia, passivity and agitation but notes that few medical providers advise TR because of the lack of awareness of its value. The paper contends that findings of studies on the treatment of dementia-related behavior should be made part of medical and nursing instruction.

Outline:
Abstract
Downhill Skiing
Recreation Grants in Jeopardy
Tort Liability for TR Professionals
TR for Older Adults with Dementia and Behavioral Symptoms

From the Paper:

"Recreation therapy, also called therapeutic recreation or TR, is the kind that aims at improving the functioning and independence of the ill or disabled (Asenjo 2005). Recreation therapists' incorporate into patients' conditions and treatment needs particular activities, meant to help them cope with the stresses of their illness or disability. Examples of these activities are wheelchair sports, exercises, and social activities. These activities enhance physical, cognitive and emotional health and reduce the need for medications and medical services. TR services are available in clinical facilities and in the community (Asenjo)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Asenjo, Bill. Recreation Therapy. Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health: CBS Interactive, Inc., 2005. Retrieved on March 28, 2009 fromhttp://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_gGENH/is_20050229/ai_2699003671?tag=content;col1
  • Bent, Leah M.; Johnson, Kristen; Klaas, Sarah; Rathsam, Shannon; and Schottler, Jennifer An Upward Slope. Parks & Recreation: National Recreation and ParkAssociation, 2003. Retrieved on March 28, 2009 from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1145/is_4_38/ai_100960613?tag=content;col1
  • Buettner, Linda L.; Fitzsimmons, Suzanne; and Atav, A. Serdar. Predicting Outcomes of Therapeutic Recreation Interventions for Older Adults with Dementia and Behavioral Symptoms. Therapeutic Recreation Journal: National Recreation and Park Association, 2006. Retrieved on March 28, 2009 fromhttp://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3903/is_20060/ai_n1788504?tag=content;col1
  • Hamilton, Erica Shane and Cody, Ann E. Recreation Grants for People with Disabilities in Jeopardy. Parks & Recreation: National Recreation and Park Association, 2002.Retrieved on March 28, 2009 from http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1145/is_5_37/ai_86505436?tag=content;col1
  • Taniguchi, Stacy; Widmer, Mark; and Taniguchi, Amy. Tort Liability Considerations for Therapeutic Professionals. Therapeutic Recreation Journal: National Recreation andPark Association, 2008. Retrieved on March 28, 2009 fromhttp://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3903/is_ai_n31109294?tag=content;col1

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