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11 Components of a Secure School Front Entrance

11 Components of a Secure School Front Entrance | Sports Ethics: Simmons, A. | Scoop.it
Fences, access control, visitor management, panic alarms and video intercoms are just a few of the solutions that can help prevent unwanted guests from accessing your campus.

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Is There a Trend Toward Chiropractic in Sports Care

Is There a Trend Toward Chiropractic in Sports Care | Sports Ethics: Simmons, A. | Scoop.it
Dynamic Chiropractic - chiropractic, news source, articles, research & information for chiropractors - Find a Chiropractor
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The ethical concern in chiropractors not evaluating their clients enough is a large ethical issue. In this article the authors Robert Thomle and Robert Ziegler touch on the increasing impact that a chiropractor has in relation to sports and athletes. Also, this article explains the possible evaluations that should be undergone prior to treatment. This causes chiropractors to have the ethical responsibility to treat each new injury the same when it comes to a thorough evaluation. For example, the chiropractor may have been there to see the injury occur on the field or may have seen many others exactly like it, but the fact remains that they do not know the internal extent of the soft tissue damage and may need to explore more in order to make a good judgment call on whether or not to adjust the athlete.

 

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Straight Chiropractic Methods Lead to Malpractice

Straight Chiropractic Methods Lead to Malpractice | Sports Ethics: Simmons, A. | Scoop.it

Chiropractors cannot build a safe and rational health care system on a foundation that is delusional. Malpractice litigation therefore may be the most effective way to alert the public to chiropractic's dangers.

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Straight Chiropractics were chiropractic methods created in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer. He believed that any ailment could be healed by spinal adjustment. Since some chiropractors still use this method on can see how dangerous this could be for a patient. The article reveals several cases where people had medical conditions that could not be cured by an adjustment or may even be aggravated by an adjustment. The ethical concern for this is when a chiropractor should know when to tell a client that it would be better to seek other medical attention. Although back in 1895 Straight Chiropractics may have been truly believed in, current science has proved otherwise. For example if an individual had bladder cancer it would be insane to think that a back adjustment would be useful in curing it based on science known today about cancer and the possible causes and cures. A doctor has the ethical responsibility of knowing when to recommend that someone see a different provider or seek different medical attention.  An ethical chiropractor should look into the possible reasons behind someone’s ailment and if the problem could be more serious than just a misalignment.

 

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Wall Adjustments Better Than Current Methods?

http://chiroman.com/ Sports injuries. The wall adjustment technique is effective in treating sports injuries as well as those from other causes including nec...
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With advancing medical care come new techniques and different ethical approaches in what is considered a “correct” technique. In the video link this Dr. Stephen Ward, D.C explains that adjusting a client against the wall is safer and more effective long term than adjustments done on an individual’s side. This can begin to raise ethical questions to some chiropractors who may believe that this technique of doing wall adjustments may be better. Many times in the medical industry we hear of new medicine, surgeries, or methods that have become available.  Often times these new practices get neglected by professionals who have become set in their ways or defy learning the new technique possibly because of stubbornness, disbelief in its effectiveness, or the unavailability of training. The ethical question this raises is, is the new treatment better than the one I am using currently? If studies show “yes” then it is a professional’s ethical responsibility to learn and apply the new techniques IF they believe that they are better than the ones they know now. Personally I am not certain if “wall “adjustments hold more promise than the current method more widely used but I will keep it in mind as I continue my studies.

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Expectations, Intent and Sham Surgery - Dynamic Chiropractic

Expectations, Intent and Sham Surgery - Dynamic Chiropractic | Sports Ethics: Simmons, A. | Scoop.it
Expectations, Intent and Sham Surgery
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Interestingly, surgical procedures are often exempt from the scrutiny of placebo-controlled trials.
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This article relates to patients receiving surgery to patients undergoing a placebo surgery. In chiropractic care one is not going to be placed under anesthesia however they can be told that they will be healed of certain affects through adjustments when in reality chiropractic’s would not be able to heal their condition. The surgeries in the article raised ethical concerns because they involved telling the patients that they received the surgery and even put them under anesthesia and made incisions or drilled into a person’s skull. It also involved not telling the patient that what they received was a placebo, since that would defeat the point. Therefore, many patients may have paid the same amount to have the surgery done when in actuality they had nothing done to them at all other than being put under and cut open. This relates to ethical concerns in all medical fields including chiropractic’s because charging someone a price to not actually do anything is ethically wrong. Also, claiming that a certain adjustment might heal someone when there is no scientific evidence also rises professional ethical concerns that could lead to law suits as well as a negative impact on clientele if they find out that the care they received was a sham.

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Bodybuilding.com - Why Chiropractic Is Critical To Your Success!

Bodybuilding.com - Why Chiropractic Is Critical To Your Success! | Sports Ethics: Simmons, A. | Scoop.it
In this eye-opening and revealing interview, Dr. Lee tells us why chiropractic is critical to athletic success and a long and healthy life.
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In this interview Dr. Lee, D.C, explains why chiropractics are so important to maintain a healthy lifestyle not just for athletes but for non-athletes as well. What I got out of this is actually a more personal responsibility that an individual has over their own fitness. Although ethical decisions are usually rationalized by the outward relation that one has to others, I believe that one also has the ethical responsibility of making good choices to prevent health issues for themselves. In any ethical situation, making personal ethical decisions on healthy living can and does have a great impact on others but most people do not look at it that way. Dr. Lee explains that it is easier to maintain one’s health then to get it back. Things like maintaining good posture and eating well can have just as large effect as getting an adjustment regularly. Since that is something everyone has the option of doing it can be considered ethically responsible to do such things. By doing so one would impact their work environment by taking less sick time or not being in as much pain and also in their personal lives by doing things that a healthy person can do moreover than an unhealthy individual. By having personal ethical responsibility one can truly help themselves live a better and pain free life.

 

 

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Chiropractic In Sports

This video is of an actual visit with Olympic Medalist, Jill Kintner in the office of Stephen R. Gunter, D.C. (Back Care Plus). Pain needed unlocking so lice...
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Dr. Stephen R. Gunter, D.C is adjusting an Olympic medalist in this video. The professional and personal ethics that can arise from adjusting athletes who’s victories or loses can greatly impact their career are hopefully not influenced by rivalries. During The last Tour de France it was found that Lance Armstrong’s medical team played part to his doping habits. In the case of chiropractics, one must be consciences of their past experiences in adjusting clients as well as if they could possibly oppose the team one represents. With Lance Armstrong’s medical team there was definitely money involved with him winning with as many competitions he was involved in.  Money could also be involved in an athlete’s medical team if they are paid off to sabotage them.  In the article dealing with malpractice, it is easy to see how a chiropractor can overlook a problem or cause more damage to a client than good through the use of adjustments or over-adjusting. Therefore having a chiropractor that has a very good ethical and moral background when it comes to their personal and professional lives would be in the best interest of the athlete.

 

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The Athlete and the Chiropractor

The Athlete and the Chiropractor | Sports Ethics: Simmons, A. | Scoop.it
Chiropractors can treat an injured athlete more effectively than a medical doctor. Call Now to schedule an appointment. Dr. Dahdah Wellness, The West Broward Wellness Center is a health care facility, by Dr.
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I have personally seen many injuries healed more efficiently through chiropractic care over other medical treatment. This article explains how medical treatment for athletes targets one particular injury at a time as opposed to a chiropractor and how they fix the body to work harmoniously as a single unit. The ethical concern arisen from this scenario is the questionability of a medical doctor’s intention. A lot of medical doctors are now referring patients to physical therapy but only after they have completed a surgery. One might think that if there is a better option that is less invasive, like chiropractics, that they would recommend that first. My chiropractor has actually seen people that have just gotten in car accidents or other more seriously related problems and are able to fix them faster and more effectively than had those individuals gone to the hospital. This questions many ethical concerns regarding medical facilities that can be attributed mostly to money or the unwillingness to believe there are better methods of helping patients.

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TCC Board honors faculty with W.D. Harper Award - Your Houston News

TCC Board honors faculty with W.D. Harper Award - Your Houston News | Sports Ethics: Simmons, A. | Scoop.it
TCC Board honors faculty with W.D. Harper Award
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Dr. Monte Blue (left), chairman of the Texas Chiropractic College Board of Regents, congratulates Dr.
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Displaying ethical behavior at a professional level in chiropractics can certainly be done through striving to find the best methods of care for clientele. In schools such as the Texas Chiropractic College, the faculty is the stepping stone for developing such attributes in their students. Through improving their student’s national board scores, increasing research participation, and enhancing the curriculum given to students, this school was awarded the William D. Harper Science of Existence Achievement Award. This award not only commends the faculty for raising their standards of instructing their students but it also shows the students hard ethical work can be greatly commended. Through the faculty’s professional work ethics were they able to have a positive impact in their students who will in turn be able to provide their clients with better care and a better understanding of what it takes to continue to grow in their own practice.

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