Index to Chiropractic Literature
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  Title The crisis in chiropractic education and practice: A review of history and opportunities for reform
Journal J Philos Princ Pract Chiropr. 2012 Winter;2012(1):Online access only p 1-17
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article

Objective: To review the tumultuous history of chiropractic education, accreditation and scope of practice issues and provide suggestions for a dialogue as the profession deals with its current obstacles in these areas.

Methods: A review of the historical literature and current events was undertaken in the areas of chiropractic education, accreditation, legal issues and scope of practice.

Discussion: The chiropractic profession has been fractured since its inception on issues related to education, accreditation and scope of practice. The current crisis seems perched to forever change the nature of the profession no matter the outcome.

Conclusion: In the current crisis, the chiropractic profession is presented with the opportunity to come to grips with its internal differences and come to a resolution that benefits all parties including patients, practitioners and students. Whether the profession will accept the challenge remains to be seen.

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