A study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Humanities offers insights into the future of chiropractic. This study describes the roles that future chiropractors may fulfill and how these are congruent with present-day values.
A broad range of chiropractic thought leaders from various backgrounds, philosophies, diversity-traits, and world regions, created a comprehensive model of the chiropractic profession. The authors have an average of 32 years of chiropractic experience (five to 51 years) and represent seven countries.
The model describes complex relationships inside and outside of the chiropractic profession. In this model, the themes represent four levels: individual, interpersonal relationships, community, and societal. The model shows an array of intrinsic values and the roles that chiropractors provide to serve patients and the public. This model can be used during dialogs about identity, building positive relationships, and collaborations. The model also has applications to chiropractic in policy, practice, education, and research.
This paper includes recommendations about how to celebrate chiropractic in the present and the roles that chiropractors may fulfill in the future. Chiropractic celebration posters are available for free to download.
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