A Shift for RTs and QOL Enhancement
Schirm (2002) has written: “The increased number of Americans who are living with chronic disabling conditions has shifted the emphasis from a health care system focused solely on cure and length and quantity of life to enhancement of the quality of life.” (p.181)
I think Schirm has it exactly right. RTs should be leading the shift in health care toward the enhancement of the quality of life.
If you want to read more from Schirm, the reference is: Schirm, V. (2002). Quality of life. In I.M. Lubkin, & P.D. Larsen. Chronic illness: Impact and interventions (5th edition). Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, pp.181-201.)