Diversity Versus Unity

Does Making Things Count Mean Making Everything Count?

Published in: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, v. 51, no. 2, June 2007, p. 75-77

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 2007

by Ian D. Coulter

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In a key note speech at the 2006 Canadian National Chiropractic Convention held in Vancouver BC, the author discusses the challenge for Canadian chiropractic as a profession. There has always been a strong element of diversity within the profession. Tremendous variation in practice patterns has always characterized chiropractic along with differing definitions of chiropractic. This has often made it difficult for the public and particularly legislative bodies, to clearly understand what chiropractic is and there is no doubt it has often hurt the profession. The question for the profession at this point in its history is can it carry this diversity into the future and still remain united as a profession.

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