This article describes the Health Protection/Health Promotion Model of therapeutic recreation. Following a brief introduction and an overview of the model, concepts that underlie the model are presented. Concepts included are the humanistic perspective, high-level wellness, the stabilization and actualization tendencies, and health. Next presented is a description of the various components of the model and information on utilization of the model in practice. The final sections of the article are concerned with the model’s strengths and limitations and the continuing development of the model. Health, nursing, psychology, therapeutic recreation, and recreation and leisure studies literature are drawn upon for support of the model.
Author David R. Austin
Volume Vol 32, No 2 (1998)