Sailing on Troubled Waters: Diversional Therapy in Australia

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dc.contributor.author Pegg, S
dc.contributor.author Darcy, SA
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-14T07:46:47Z
dc.date.created 2010-05-14T07:46:47Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 2007, 2nd Quarter, 41 (2), pp. 132 - 140
dc.identifier.issn 0040-5914
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/6399
dc.description.abstract This paper seeks to explore the notion of Therapeutic Recreation (TR) in an Australian context. It does so through first reviewing the historical development of Diversional Therapy (DT) services in Australia and then examining the impact on service delivery of ongoing national reform in the health and community care sectors. The paper suggests that such reforms have created a somewhat fluid state of affairs whereby DT staff need decide whether or not they effectively embrace change and the challenges that such reforms have brought, or accept a substantially lesser role in the overall scheme of Australian health services in the not-too-distant future. With this need for positive (and immediate) action in mind, the paper concludes with a discussion of what it is that DT staff need do to establish a valued place in the Australian health care mainstream.
dc.publisher National Recreation and Park Association
dc.rights The publisher-authenticated version [Pegg, Shane and Darcy, Simon 2007, 'Sailing on Troubled Waters: Diversional Therapy in Australia', Therapeutic Recreation Journal, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 132-140.] is available online at: http://js.sagamorepub.com/trj/article/view/943
dc.subject Therapeutic recreation, health service delivery, disability policy
dc.subject Therapeutic recreation; health service delivery; disability policy
dc.title Sailing on Troubled Waters: Diversional Therapy in Australia
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Therapeutic Recreation Journal
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 41
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Ashburn, VA & ProQuest Educational Journals en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 132 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 140 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.personcode 0000035741 en_US
dc.personcode 910031 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Public Health and Health Services en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 2nd Quarter en_US
dc.edition 2nd Quarter
dc.description.keywords Therapeutic recreation; health service delivery; disability policy en_US
dc.description.keywords Therapeutic recreation
dc.description.keywords health service delivery
dc.description.keywords disability policy
dc.staffid 910031 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/School of Management
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies


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