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Joan Gilmour, Christine Harrison, Leyla Asadi, Michael H Cohen, Sunita Vohra
In this article we explain (1) the standard of care that health care providers must meet and (2) how these principles apply to complementary and alternative medicine practitioners. The scenario describes a 14-year-old boy who is experiencing back pain and whose chiropractor performed spinal manipulation but did not recognize or take steps to rule out serious underlying disease-in this case, testicular cancer--either initially or when the patient's condition continued to deteriorate despite treatment. We use chiropractic care for a patient with a sore back as an example, because back pain is such a common problem and chiropracty is a common treatment chosen by both adult and pediatric patients...
November 2011: Pediatrics
D M Wiesner
The development and establishment of caste-like divisions among health-care practitioners is examined with particular attention being paid to chiropracty. Reference is made to recent studies and changes in Australasia. Comparisons are drawn between changes occurring in medicine and the persistence of hierarchical arrangements which exclude alternative therapies, such as chiropracty.
1983: Social Science & Medicine
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