New chiropractic text teaches professional unity
By Maria DiDanieli
Oct. 7, Hayward, CA — Dr. Gerard W. Clum, president
of Life Chiropractic College West, is one of three essayists whose writings
form the core of a new text, entitled Chiropractic Peace. The
publication seeks to demonstrate common ground among professional viewpoints in
The effort, under
the executive editorship of William McDonald, D.C., also includes essays by
Reed B. Phillips, D.C., Ph.D., former president of Southern California
University of Health Sciences, and Ashley Cleveland, D.C., Provost and
Associate Professor at Cleveland Chiropractic College,
Kansas City, Kansas.
The project began with the inspiration and guidance of Dr.
McDonald and is concluded with an analysis, by McDonald and David
Chapman-Smith, secretary-general of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC),
of the three essays.
notes, “The message that comes through loud and clear is one of respectful
pluralism that seeks to magnify our agreements and minimizes our differences. By demonstrating a unified front
we become a more effective force and voice for health, healing and well-being.
Working together, the chiropractic profession can make major strides to further
improve chiropractic education and exert great influence on today’s
Life West, established in 1976, is an accredited,
non-profit institution. Currently over 400 students from across the United States
and abroad are enrolled, and over 3,700 graduates of Life West are now
providing chiropractic care worldwide. The college’s Health
Center, a public outpatient facility
staffed by approximately 150 senior interns who are guided by licensed doctors
of chiropractic, provides affordable health care to more than 1,500 patients
per week in the city of Hayward, California.
The college and Health
Center maintain a Web
site at www.lifewest.edu.