Excerpt: Research and other forms of scholarly activity have been increasingly recognized as vital components of the effort to bring the chiropractic profession widespread recognition and public acceptance. Few chiropractors today would argue that such research is not important. Calls for more and better research are increasingly common, and there have been significant advances in the quality of clinical research within the profession. However, this is only part of the story. The creation of scholarly works is the beginning of the process. After the work has been created, it must be produced in a publicly available form so that the information becomes available to all who would seek to retrieve it. Additionally, for those in our profession who are engaged in clinical practice, there must be a desire to stay abreast of new information and the skills to find and critically evaluate that information. It is in these areas that I fear our profession is not faring well.
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