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Introduction to Public Health for Chiropractors

Author(s): Michael T. Haneline, DC, MPH, Professor, Head of Chiropractic, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
William C. Meeker, DC, MPH, President, Palmer College of Chiropractic, San Jose, California
  • ISBN-13: 9780763758226
  • Paperback    424 pages      © 2011
Price: $152.95 US List
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Introduction to Public Health for Chiropractors is included in the 2015 edition of the essential collection of Doody’s Core Titles.

Doody's Book Review Score: 96
4 Stars!

Public health is of concern to practicing chiropractors, as well as chiropractic students. The vast majority of chiropractors utilize public health concepts every day as an integral part of patient care. For instance, chiropractors give advice on risk factors that should be avoided and protective factors to be added by their patients to enhance healing and prevent illness. Public health is also part of the curriculum at all chiropractic colleges and is tested by the National Board. This text fills the need for a public health textbook specifically designed for the chiropractor. This book will not only be of interest to chiropractic students, but also practicing chiropractors because it will provide information they can utilize to provide better care by positively intervening with their patients and their communities regarding public health matters. 

Features & Benefits

  • Explains the basic concepts of public health within the context of the chiropractic model.
  • Resolves the confusion by chiropractors who may have the opinion that public health is not really applicable to the practice of chiropractic.
  • Fills the gap that exists among members of the chiropractic profession who would like to positively influence their patients about public health matters, but do not have the availability of a concise source that elucidates the process that is involved.
  • Straightforward, yet covers the material that is essential to understanding public health in chiropractic.
Chapter  1  Introduction to Public Health, Public Health Agencies, and the APHA
Chapter  2  Basic Concepts in Public Health
Chapter  3  Public Health Research Methods
Chapter  4  Environmental Health
Chapter  5  Food and Nutrition
Chapter  6  Care for Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Implications for Public Health
Chapter  7  Unintentional and Intentional Injuries
Chapter  8  Infectious Disease
Chapter  9  Prevention of Chronic Diseases
Chapter  10  Physical Fitness
Chapter  11  Public Health Impact of Musculoskeletal Conditions
Chapter  12  Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Chapter  13  Pediatrics in Public Health
Chapter  14  Aging, Public Health and Chiropractic
Chapter  15  Population Health
Chapter  16  Health Care System
Chapter  17  Public Health- a Personal Responsibility?
Chapter  18  Integration of chiropractic into the public health system in the new millennium: Practical application of public health to chiropractic practice

Michael T. Haneline, DC, MPH-Professor, Head of Chiropractic, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Haneline is a Professor and Head of Chiropractic at the International Medical University in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. He previously taught evidence-based chiropractic and conducted clinical research at Palmer College of Chiropractic West. He received his chiropractic degree from Southern California University of Health SciencesLos Angeles College of Chiropractic and a Master of Public Health degree from California College for Health Sciences. He is a graduate of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Orthopedics program and is a Fellow in the Institute of Chiropractic Research (F.I.C.R.). Dr. Haneline has published more than 80 articles in the chiropractic and medical literature and has made presentations at a number of professional conferences and seminars.

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William C. Meeker, DC, MPH-President, Palmer College of Chiropractic, San Jose, California

Dr. Meeker is President of Palmer College of Chiropractic-West Campus, in San Jose, California. Prior to that he was Vice-President for Research for Palmer College of Chiropractic and the Director of the PalmerCenter for Chiropractic Research (PCCR). During his tenure, the PCCR was awarded significant funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct chiropractic related research and advance the scientific training of chiropractors. He is a former member of the National Advisory Council of the NationalCenter for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at NIH, and a former member of the Governing Council of the American Public Health Association. He serves on the editorial boards of The Spine Journal, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, and others. He was recently awarded “George B. McClelland Researcher of the Year” by the American Chiropractic Association. He is a graduate of WabashCollege, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West Campus, and San JoseStateUniversity.

  • "The need for a book specific to the needs of chiropractors has been growing, and it is to the credit of Drs. Haneline and Meeker that they make it happen. This book covers all the important topics in public health but never loses sight of the fact that it is directed at chiropractors and their specific interests, needs, and areas of expertise. I expect this book will receive a big welcome in chiropractic education, and will replace the use of more standard and established basic public health books. Its coverage is wide ranging, yet each chapter does a superb job of covering its topic. I highly recommend this book."

    ~ Dana J. Lawrence, DC, MMedEd, Palmer College of Chiropractic (for Doody's Book Review, March 2010. 4 Stars)

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