Self-regulation of a chiropractic association through participatory action research

Sheppard, Lorraine A., Jorgensen, Anna Maria S., and Crowe, Michael J. (2012) Self-regulation of a chiropractic association through participatory action research. The Qualitative Report, 17 (42). 83. pp. 1-8.

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Abstract

Participatory action research (PAR) can be used in the health professions to redefine their roles. This study investigated a small health professional group, the members of The Chiropractic Association Singapore (TCAS) by using a PAR method; insights into self-regulation of a health profession were gained. A qualitative process using a theory-building approach and an action component was a practical way of developing self-regulation in a small professional group. This approach bridged the gap between practice and research with TCAS members fully engaged in the process of being critically reflective of their future roles in the local health care market.

Item ID: 23718
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2160-3715
Keywords: chiropractic, professions, singapore, action research, participatory action research
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Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 06:19
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 20%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory @ 80%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified @ 80%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences @ 20%
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