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Chiropractic Journal of Australia : CJA December 2012
142 Chiropractic Journal of Australia Volume 42 Number 4 December 2012 In conclusion, the chiropractic profession, when dealing with the scientifc community, members of health disciplines and political stakeholders, need to use a language that expresses what chiropractic does, rather than verbal constructs that state what chiropractic 'is'. This means we should avoid using defnitions where there is no evidence to support the premise. The language we use should refect a dynamic profession that is evolving with the times. Chiropractors must 'extend' its evidence-based framework to inform clinical practice. If we don't use a similar language we lose our negotiating position within the broader context within the health care profession and ultimately our consumers or patients will suffer. Is this what we really want? CHIROPRACTIC SEMANTICS EATON REFERENCES 1. Glanza J. Teaching educational research through general semantics. Teaching Education 1996;8(2):8. 2. Korzybski, A. ed. Science and sanity: an introduction to non-Aris- totelian systems and general semantics. 3rd ed. 1933. International Non-Aristotelian Library Publishing Company. http://www.gener- alsemantics.org. 3. Ernst, E. Chiropractic: a critical review. J Pain Symptom Management 2008; 35(5):16. Sharyn Eaton, DC, PhD, FICC, FACC Head, Department of Chiropractic Faculty of Science Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia The AHC-A invites registered student chiropractors in Australia, and student chiropractors enrolled in programs in New Zealand and Malaysia, to enter a competition to fnd the most interesting paper on a topic related to the history of chiropractic in our region. Entrants may take any approach they wish and may focus on an area of history that particularly interests them. For example, valid topics could be "the establishment of chiropractic in Malaysia", "the New Zealand link to the Palmer College up to 1950”, “the development of chiropractic in New South Wales" and so on. Entrants may also elect to write an individual history of a chiropractic pioneer in their country or state, or may choose any other topic that can be classed as 'the history of chiropractic' and is appropriate for indexing under CHIROPRACTIC HISTORY. Students planning to submit an entry may discuss and refne their topic with reference to their lecturer in chiropractic history and principles and if so, should include appropriate acknowledgement. Entrants retain the intellectual property (copyright) to their work however the AHC-A reserves the right to publish, in the Chiropractic Journal of Australia, entries it considers appropriate for publication. The author of the paper judged the most readable, interesting and relevant by a panel of reviewers from the executive of the AHC-A will receive a prize of AUD$500.00. Entries are also expected to be factually correct. Authors must be enrolled in a program of frst professional chiropractic at the time of submitting their paper. The fnal date for all submissions to the secretary (DrTracy@ kennedychiro.com) is April 30 2013.
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