Persistent Disagreement Between Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and Patients in Psychiatric Hospitals

Authors

  • Pauline Petryshen
  • Diane Essex-Sorlie

Keywords:

Persistence of Disagreement, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist-Patient Disagreement, Outcomes of Persistent Disagreement

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to examine the occurrence of persistent disagreement between therapeutic recreation specialists (n = 19) and patients (n = 66) and the outcomes related to this disagreement. It was apparent from the findings that persistent disagreement on leisure-related problems, goals, and method of treatment prevailed among specialists and patients. An association between persistent disagreement and subsequent staff/patient attitudes and behavior was found. Implications for clinical practice are discussed.

Published

1990-07-01

Issue

Section

Regular Papers