In an era when there is a rapidly increasing interest in and use of complementary and alternative health care, chiropractic remains the most commonly used of the alternatives. While much of the success of chiropractic lies in its clinical art, philosophy has always played a significant role in this health care practice, sometimes dividing the profession, while at other times unifying it. Ian Coulter's new book provides a unique look at the philosophy underpinning this profession and poses some intriguing questions - for example, what makes a chiropractic consultation unique? Many other therapies use manipulation, but Chiropractic is unique in combining this therapy with a holistic paradigm that has at its core a distinct philosophy of health that gives rise to a distinct view of health care.
Until now there has been a dearth of up-to-date published material to which the student and interested practitioner can refer. Chiropractic: A Philosophy for Alterative Health Care serves as a valuable source of information, concentrating on an area that is central to the study of this discipline. Written in an accessible and straightforward style, this text offers an invaluable insight into the philosophy of a widely practiced form of alternative health care. For chiropractors the work provides:
* A balanced reference source for both undergraduate and postgraduate chiropractic students that investigates the combination of philosophy and treatment to form a unique chiropractic experience
* Brings together the sociological writings on chiropractic to provide an essential textbook for undergraduates and a useful reference for practitioners
* A user-friendly core text that relates sociological and philosophical concepts to treatment methods
For other health professions and the general public the book provides a comprehensive account not only of chiropractic, but also of the philosophy underlying alternative health care. It provides some understanding of the increasing popularity of complementary and alternative health care at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
a modern text on the philosophy of chiropractic - a part of the undergraduate chiropractic curriculum for which there is a dearth of up-to-date published material. A balanced, user-friendly core text in this area which should become the reference source on this aspect of chiropractic for undergraduates and postgraduates alike.
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"The establishment of the American Academy of Chiropractic Physicians (AACP) may be seen as the outcome of concerns enunciated over the past few years by thoughtful educators such as Drs Winterstein (National College of Chiropractic) and Phillips (Los Angeles College of Chiropractic), among others. The fact that they are both members of the AACP Board of Trustees, with National now requiring a Bachelor degree for matriculation into the chiropractic course, is evidence of their desire to advance chiropractors to the higher level of physician.
Coulter, a Professor with the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, has written a timely work which is quietly supportive of this move.
... All in all, chiropractic remains an enigma, and books like this from Coulter provide a valuable piece in the larger picture of our understanding. For this alone they are welcome, but one suspects Coulter will stimulate irrational reaction as well as further informed debate on our proud profession as a philosophy for alternative health care."'Best of Books for 1999' section, Chiropractic Journal of Australia, Volume 29, Number 4, December 1
it is simply packed with great ideas and concepts. ... This is a great read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It should be in the library of anyone at all interested in the philosophical foundation for chiropractic care, that foundation based upon sound and traditional ideas from orthodox philosophical inquiry. This is a must have book."Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal, 2000
of us who thought that chiropractic is about spinal adjustments might have a different impression after reading this book. Chiropractic is also about politics, history, professional battles, philosophy, paradigms, research strategy, and so on. This book discusses most of these topics in some detail. It provides fascinating reading..."Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, December 2000
book discusses the fundamental elements of the chiropractic health encounter explaining the concepts which have sustained the profession and enabled it to thrive despite often vigorous and hostile opposition from other healthcare groups. [...] This is a small well presented book which manages to relate sociological and philosophical concepts to health care provision in the context of chiropractic but which at the same time provides an insight into the value of alternatives to the biomedical paradigm."Manual Therapy, August 2000
CONTENTS: Chiropractic philosophy has no future; The chiropractic paradigm; Metaphysical matters; A philosophy of chiropractic; The clinical art of chiropractic; Chiropractic and medicine as distinct health encounters; Epilogue; Index.
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Descrizione libro Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110750640065
Descrizione libro Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 750640065
Descrizione libro Butterworth-Heinemann, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0750640065