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Therapist Assistant

This guide will help Therapist Assistant students find research information in the OC Library collections and on the Internet.

Primary Sources

Once you have a basic grasp of the subject area and where your research topic fits in, you can begin to review primary sources, to see if they should be included in your research. Primary sources in Recreation Therapy can include case studies, patient partners, first-person accounts from news articles, broadcast media, the Internet, survey data, statistics and information, fieldwork-derived data and information, etc.

Always be aware that patient information and data must be treated as private and confidential. Access to and the use of such information is governed by legislative statutes and regulations in B.C. and Canada the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act  PIPEDA. PIPEDA affords the protection of health information for Canadians similar to the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. 


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