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Chiropractic Journal of Australia : CJA June 2012
Chiropractic Journal of Australia Volume 42 Number 2 June 2012 71 ‘whole health funding pie’ and control of all health matters may be an underlying issue of the protagonist’s argument? The move towards evidence based medicine (EBM) brings some conficts within the medical fraternity describing EBM as ‘cook book’ medicine, which could remove the art of medicine in diagnosing individual patient needs. The ABC publication, “Too Much Medicine?” by Ray Moynihan provides some insights as to the practice and research of medicine and the movements towards EBM.10 A series of the book was produced by the ABC Television. According to Moynihan, (page 14), “Dr Cochrane who died in 1988 was a medical offcer in a German prison–of-war camp. ... .... ... He argued that doctors should examine whether medical interventions can do better than the body's own healing processes........ Dr Cochrane stressed for several years after the world war II the recuperative power of the human body". This is something that in the author’s view would interest all chiropractors. On page 242 Moynihan relates: "The Cochrane Collaboration Committee is gathering evidence about the effects of all forms of health care, including preventative strategies, mainstream non- m edical care, such as chiropractic m ethods, and complementary medicine like homoeopathy. As the Collaboration's systematic reviews become available in the years ahead, a much broader picture will emerge about the different ways of dealing with health problems." According to the Cochrane Collaboration website: 11 (named after the late Dr Archie Cochrane) "It is possible to think of the Collaboration not just as a material organisation, but also as an ideology to which people align themselves." The website claims to have no geographical boundaries. The Collaboration holds offcial relationships with World Health Organisation (WHO), and is a registered charity in the U.K. They are a not for proft organisation and receive funds by governments, universities, hospital trusts charities. Although due respect and gratitude is given to all researchers, it would be diffcult to comprehend a ‘cook book’ approach to chiropractic practice. The practice of chiropractic is in the trust of all those involved within the profession. Practitioners in their patients’ and own interest have a need to investigate evidence based research programs and to support the development of clinical research programs. Chiropractic is a ‘hands on practise’ and is in a continual learning clinical position. All chiropractors in practice are obligated to be careful in explaining to patients the benefts and possible effects of chiropractic treatment. REFERENCES: 1. Christensen Mark G; Kerkoff Darla; Kollasch Martin W. Job Analysis of Chiropractic. Greeley, Colarado. National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, 2000. 2. Webb EC chairman. Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Homoeopathy and Naturopathy. Canberra; Government Printer, 1977:207 3. Devereaux EP; O’Reilly BK; Cice J. History of The Sydney College of Chiropractic. Chiropractic Journal of Australia Vol 36 No1 March 2006:30 4. 4 Chiropractors Association of Australia(National) Ltd. Chiropractors Fight back- The Response to the AMA Position Paper ”Chiropractic in Australia” Springwood . March 1993 5. Balchins Jon. Quantum Leaps, 100 Scientists Who Changed The World. London, Arcturus Publishing Limited 2003 6. 6 Squires Rosie. The Sunday Telegraph 11 December 2011. Sydney 7. Henry VIII Regis. Annis Tricesimo Quarto and Tricesimo Quinto. Cap VIII. Herbalists Charter of Henry VIII 8. Paget James. Cases That Bone Setters Cure. British Medical Journal. London January 5 1867. 9. Schiotz Eiler H. Manipulation Treatment of the Spinal Column from the Medical- Historical Viewpoint. 1958 10. Moynihan Ray. Too Much Medicine?, ABC Books. Sydney 1998 11. URL:http://www.cochrane.org/about-us EP Devereaux, AM, DC, DO, FICC, FACC CURRENT CHIROPRACTIC STATUS IN AUSTRALIA 2012 DEVEREAUX
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