The Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers

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The Sherman College Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers is a one-year course designed to enhance the understanding, depth and breadth of chiropractic philosophy.

The Academy is committed to helping candidates become the writers, thinkers and speakers they desire to be and that the profession needs.

Candidates complete a scholarly 100-hour program exploring classical to modern-day philosophy. The program is divided into five live sessions and five distance learning modules.

Candidates study the validity of the 33 principles, with many developments in science and technology, and examine them for relevance. They re-visit the reasoning process and compare mechanistic and vitalistic thought. Class sessions evaluate relevance and application as candidates listen, question and synthesize current thinking in biology, chiropractic research, adaptability, ethics and professional identity in the practical application of chiropractic philosophy.

The sessions will challenge the thinking process and the application of philosophy in the chiropractic profession. Successful completion of the program leads to membership in the prestigious Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers (ACP).

Note: The ICA Council on Philosophical Chiropractic Standards accepts the successful completion of the ACP for 100 hours towards its Diplomate in Philosophical Chiropractic Standards.

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The Journal of the Academy of Chiropractic Philosophers

Volume 1

Authored by Sherman College of Chiropractic
Designed by Charlotte Henley Babb
Introduction by William M Decken
Contributions by Myron D. Brown, Judith Nutz Capanale, James J Peck, Felicia Stewart
Edition: 1

Chiropractic philosophy provides the basis for the science and art of chiropractic. chiropractic is a vitalistic philosophy, science and art that has the potential to rock the health care industry when it is understood.

"Old Dad Chiro: His Thoughts, Words and Deeds" by Myron D. Brown, D.C., F.C.S.C. (Hon.), A.C.P

That D.D. Palmer was individualistic and enigmatic is undeniable, nevertheless this work intends to provide a look at the whole, to reveal the character and spirit of the founder, thus leading to reasonable assumptions about the meaning of this fascinating life.

"Practice Objective and Its Impact on the Future of the Chiropractic Profession" by Judith Nutz Campanale, D.C., F.C.S.C.

The impact of practice objective on the future of the chiropractic profession is also thoroughly discussed. There are currently at least two separate professions within the chiropractic profession, each of which is fairly well defined and supported. This does not bode well for the profession as a whole as it confuses the public/consumer, creates significant internal strife, and inhibits the profession from gaining its own unique market share

"The Straight – Mixer Quandary: Will Chiropractic Survive? Can It Thrive?" by James J. Peck, D.C.

As a result of the absence of a homogeneous definition and objective within the chiropractic profession, chiropractic has struggled and even suffered. While the current situation does not bode well for the profession, it is time to investigate satisfactory solutions. Chiropractic has too much to offer humanity to continue on its current path.

"Rationales For Variations In Frequency Of Patient Care Among Subluxation Centered Chiropractic Practitioners" by Felicia Stewart, D.C., A.C.P

Three philosophical constructs may serve as a basis for decisions concerning how often a practice member is scheduled for an office visit: the definition of vertebral subluxation, adaptability, and the perceived impact of universal forces on the body. Two aspects of chiropractic practice that derive most or all of their foundation from these three constructs include the care plan and patient education. The intent of this paper is to foster introspection and discussion within and among chiropractors concerning their own basis for recommending a frequency of care and to identify ways in which analytical procedures and patient education can better reflect chiropractic philosophy.

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1492766151 / 9781492766155
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US Trade Paper
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8.5" x 11"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Medical / Chiropractic

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