July 28th, 2011 at 7:49 am (episode, chiropractic, interprofessional relationships, responsible chiropractic, primary spine care, unity, cultural authority)
It's not news that chiropractors worldwide recognize the need for greater respect from the public, other health care professionals and various policymakers. What many people say is the missing key to solve this perceived inequity is our lack of general public trust which would permit our self-governance. When the public fully trusts a profession, then truth is what that profession says it is. The professional group defines itself and, without any fanfare or undue prodding, the public accepts this truth. That is the trust that marks cultural authority. Chiropractors have understood that this is a barrier for many years and many chiropractors have set out to build our cultural authority. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Michael Farrell, a chiropractor from the Buffalo, NY region on that subject.
Links for this show
Michael E. Farrell, II DC - practice website
Building Bridges to Cultural Authority by Arlan Fuhr, DC
How can chiropractic become a respected mainstream profession? The example of podiatry. Donald R Murphy et al
Book: Surviving in Health Care by Dieter F. Enzmann, MD Clearly written by a clinical doctor, this book first helps physicians understand the causes of changes in health care. Then, it explains how to devise a strategy in order to survive and prosper in today's environment. It covers the entire spectrum of medicine, and encourages solutions that meet physicians' individual circumstances. It focuses on useful tactics and specific actions, rather than quick fixes. Shows physicians how to formulate a strategy to survive and prosper. Includes discussion about cultural authority.
June 2nd, 2011 at 1:06 pm (episode, chiropractic, Posture, unity)
The separation is killing us. The isolation of chiropractic from the rest of health care is already difficult enough but we have huge pockets of isolation within chiropractic like cells of solitary confinement within an already secluded imprisonment. Further division continues to dilute something which is already weakened, already damaged. We need to find a solution to this or we are doomed to disappear. Dr. Steven Weiniger thinks the common thread needed to stitch the profession together, perhaps even unify chiropractic, lies in how we carry ourselves. Literally. How we physically stand up in posture. Can positioning ourselves at the posture experts be the flag all chiropractors can stand behind, regardless of scientific or fundamental orientation?
Dr. Brett L. Kinsler, host of On The Other Hand Podcast, discusses this topic with Dr. Steven Weiniger of PostureZone.
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