Chronic Illness and RT
In chapter 1 of that book it is stated that by 2030 150 million Americans will have one or more chronic conditions -- and of those 42 million will have activity limitations. The author goes on to say: "Addressing their varied health care needs is one of the major challenges facing the present health care delivery system" (p.1).
This population of Americans with chronic illnesses is one that we RTs should focus on. What better profession than RT to help those with chronic conditions to lead full and productive lives!