On October 5th, we had our third Chiropractic Principles small group session. In this session, we were asked to create a time line of the history of chiropractic was would be presented a diversity of people, including: the government, medical doctors, first year medical students, as well as the general public.
Specifically, we were asked to make sure that the information we provide pertain to the groups, and have specific chiropractic events relevant to them. Therefore, as a class, we came up with the following outlines!
This activity did allow me to see chiropractic through a new perspective, and taught me that chiropractic has many important events, yet we all find meaning in them differently. When I wrote out this blog post the day of the session (October 5), I originally jotted down that I didn't take much away from the activity. I think the time away from my immediate thoughts allowed me to digest the content, and actually come to an appreciation for the task.
Every group that day had a different target population, and we were all content with the timelines were brainstormed. From this, I think it is important to consider who the target population is in every scenario and modify vocabulary and stress certain details according to this.
The activity reinforced our knowledge of chiropractic, and the manner in which we can deliver the information. This idea of a chiropractic legacy was developed from chiropractic's past and the direction it is taking as we move to the future. As a future chiropractor, I have the drive and a passion to continue the contribution of the profession. I also feel as though I can speak for our whole class when I ask "how can I contribute to the history of chiropractic?". And who knows..... maybe someone should be watching out for this Chris Kelly guy....