[Past Project] Perceived Health Outcomes of Therapeutic Recreation for Huntington’s Disease Patients at Terence Cardinal Cooke: Uncovering Practices of Narrative Medicine

The focus of this project is the Huntington’s Disease Unit (HDU) at Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center (TCC) and the practices of recreational therapies offered for residents. This project seeks to study the nature and efficacy of recreational therapy through analyzing the subjective experience (or narratives) of HDU residents, their family members/loved ones, and TCC staff working on the unit. This project attempts to map out, or more fully explain, the richness and complexity of the HD patient’s experience. Particularly, this study will strive to explore the intersections between Huntington’s Disease, recreational therapy and narrative medicine within New York City’s health care framework.