Journal Watch – 3 December 2014

Title: Journal of Leisure Research (SAGAMORE PUBLISHING)

Call for Papers, Special Issue:
Leisure in Later Life

Deadline: February 15, 2015
Guest Editors:
Galit Nimrod
Megan C. Janke
Douglas A. Kleiber

In 2000, McGuire synthesized and significantly questioned the state of knowledge and inquiry related to leisure and aging and then put forth a challenge for “deeper thought.”
Since then, the number of scholars from various disciplines studying leisure and aging has dramatically increased; new concepts have been developed; and exciting opportunities for dialogue among scholars, practitioners, and policy makers have been formed. Parallel to global demographic trends and “greying” of many countries, there is a growing interest in the extent to which leisure activities and experiences promote active and healthy aging. Despite this interest, McGuire’s call for a deeper thought is still relevant, and scholars must ask themselves what they do know and, more important, what they need to know to have a more complete understanding of leisure in later life.
To meet this challenge, the editorial board of the Journal of Leisure Research is pleased to announce a call for contributions for a special issue on Leisure in Later Life.
The aim of this special issue is to present original and innovative ideas, concepts, questions, and answers relevant to leisure and aging.
Contributions may include critical reviews, meta-analyses, theoretical articles, and empirical research papers related to topics such as
1. Leisure and well-being in later life
2. Later life transitions and leisure
3. Leisure and diversity in later life
4. Leisure services for aging individuals
5. Constraints negotiation among the aged
6. Inclusion, social capital, and aging
7. Older adults’ use of technology and e-leisure
8. Theoretical and methodological advances in leisure and aging research

You may direct questions to any of the coeditors. To submit an article, follow the guidelines for the Journal of Leisure Research ( submissions#authorGuidelines) and indicate in the letter of introduction your intention to submit to this special issue.

Title:Participation in Therapeutic Camp: a Valuable Experience for Medical Trainees

Authors: Marley E Burns, Nicole M Fenton, Karina S Javalkar, Sarah E Cohen, Cara J Haberman, Maria E Ferris

Journal: Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Vol 48, no 4 (2014)

Purpose: The benefits of therapeutic camp for children with chronic conditions have been clearly delineated. However, medical trainees experiences at therapeutic camp have yet to be explored. This study characterizes pediatric fellows who have participated in therapeutic camp at any point in their training and assesses the impact of the camp experience. Procedures: An anonymous 13-question online survey about therapeutic camps was deployed to medical trainees. Basic demographic and training information was collected, as well as details of the trainees therapeutic camp experience. Quantitative and qualitative analyses were conducted using a mixed-methods approach. Findings: A total of 382 pediatric subspecialty trainees participated in this study. While the majority of respondents had never participated in therapeutic camp (261, 68.3%), 97.5% of those who had participated reported a positive experience. Trainees described camp as a time of medical growth (22.9%), a rewarding experience (19.8%), and a means of appreciating children with chronic conditions in a normal atmosphere (11.5%). Many trainees also reported that the experience had an effect on their subspecialty choice; specifically, those who participated in a therapeutic camp were significantly more likely to select a chronic illness subspecialty (X2=.92, p=.05).Conclusions: Medical trainees benefit from the therapeutic camp experience. More opportunities should be offered to allow trainees this exposure.


pediatric training, therapeutic camp, chronic medical condition, chronic illness, career planning
Please note this journal is now giving one full article away with each release this journal watch is that article which can be read in full at the source – Ed

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