Professionalism and Ethics in Chiropractic

Published in: Principles and Practice of Chiropractic / Edited by Scott Haldeman (New York: McGraw-Hill Professional ; London: McGraw-Hill, 2004), p. 201-219

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2003

by Robert Mootz, Ian D. Coulter, Gary D. Schultz

Chiropractic was thought to be unique in being both professional (sharing the characteristics of a profession), but also being socially stigmatized at the same time. The objective of this paper includes defining professionalism, explaining the differences between professionalism and ethics, identifing professional boundary issues in chiropractic, describing how far the chiropractic profession has come.

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