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Serving the new poor: therapeutic recreation values in hard times



Serving the new poor: therapeutic recreation values in hard times



Therapeutic Recreation Journal 25(2): 9-18



The current economic hard times in the USA promise to continue with still further constraints, especially in third-party payment for medical and social services. The competitive spirit generated by shrinking resources can precipitate a conflict of values, for hard times require from the professions greater attention to the common good and the tempering of self-interest by altruism. Rising inequities already accompany the slowing economic growth.

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