Discussion: This paper describes a new model of communication by synthesizing the 7 Habits of Covey with the works of Stephenson in the Chiropractic Textbook. This model uses principled perceptions to illustrate a philosophical value for clinical practice and educational experience, so it can be more easily heard and understood by a wider audience.
Conclusion: The authors believe that the philosophy of chiropractic is as vital to the profession as is the science and the art. The authors suggest that using Covey’s 7 Habits as a model is useful, practical, and worthy for doctors of chiropractic to consider as another avenue for dialogue, advancing the philosophy of chiropractic, and serving as a platform for learning to better understand and communicate the philosophy of chiropractic.
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