Chiropractic Peace

by Editor William P. McDonald



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/4/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 192
ISBN : 9781426907227

About the Book

Chiropractic Peace marks the beginning of the end for infighting between mixers (broad-scope) and straights (focused-scope). The three refreshing essays by Drs. Reed Phillips, Ashley Cleveland, and Gerry Clum introduce chiropractic leaders, students, faculty and practitioners to a new, less contentious, dialogue on the political, sociological, philosophical and historical issues of our profession. After years of polemical argumentation, reading Chiropractic Peace is like getting a new pair of glasses or a much-needed spinal adjustment. Uplifting relief! Instead of seeking peace by trying to hammer out compromises, which many do not find successful in the end, the three writers utilize the concept of pluralism to construct a “big tent” which will accommodate all ethical chiropractors who adhere to basic chiropractic principles. The three contributors bring a much-needed respectful tone to the discourse. And in an important turn for the profession, each writer acknowledges that all of the camps—focused-scope, middle-scope, and broad-scope—are committed to ethical and skillful practice.

About the Author

William McDonald is the executive editor of Chiropractic Peace. He is in private practice in Charleston, West Virginia. He was the principle investigator for How Chiropractors Think and Practice: The Survey of North American Chiropractors (2003). He also was the contributing editor of Essential Principles of Chiropractic (1984). He currently serves on the Medicare interdisciplinary advisory panel for his state. The book contains featured essays by Ashley Cleveland, Gerard Clum and Reed Phillips, plus commentary by David Chapman-Smith and Victor Strang.