Guidelines for Chiropractic Quality Assurance and Practice Parameters: Proceedings of the Mercy Center Consensus Conference

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 222 pages
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The first-ever practice guidelines by and for the profession! These proceedings are the result of the landmark Mercy Center Consensus Conference in which chiropractic practitioners in the academic, clinical, political, and regulatory sectors met to reach agreement on standards of practice, producing guidelines for practice that provide a major step toward addressing the needs of the patient and assuring the quality and acceptance of chiropractic health services. This publication represents the greatest consensus ever achieved by the profession and is a must have for every chiropractic student and practitioner.
  

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Contents

GUIDELINES FORCHIROPRACTIC QUALITY AssurANCE AND PRACTICE PARAMETERS Chapter 7 Modes of Care
101
Chapter 8 Frequency and Duration of Care
115
Chapter 9 Reassessment
131
Chapter 10 Outcome Assessment
139
Chapter 11 Collaborative Care
159
Chapter 12 Contraindications and Complications
167
Chapter 13 PreventiveMaintenance Care and Public Health
179
Chapter 14 Professional Development
185
Epilogue
193
Appendix A Endorsement by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
197
Appendix B Summary of Recommendations Guidelines
199
Chapter 6 Clinical Impression 93
207
Appendix C Responses to Guidelines Address to which comments on these Guidelines should be forwarded
217
Index
219
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Dr. Haldeman bridges the disciplines of medicine and chiropractic through his education, research endeavors and scholarly publishing. Haldeman is the most respected name in chiropractic today. He travels through out the world presenting on both medical (neurology) and chiropractic topics and he is a on the editorial boards of such renowned peer-reviewed journals as JMPT, Spine, and The Back Letter.

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