Something for the weekend: Women’s Lived Experiences of Chronic Pain: Faces of Gendered SufferingLatest issue of the Journal of Humanities in RehabilitationWhat we’re reading: Writings on Medicine by Georges CanguilhemEmbodiment, objects, posthumanism, polymodernism…New directions in philosophy and literatureNotes Toward an Indigenous New MaterialismAnd to keep the theme going … A New Feminist Materialist Perspective on Competitive Sports, Affect, Sensation and Deleuzian BecomingsThe Environmental Physiotherapy Roundtable on YouTubeAn insiders' term for scientific malpractice has worked its way into pop cultureThe Case for Sending Robots to Day Care, Like ToddlersGlobal profile of … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #65
Something for the weekend: Trees in/as traumaCfP: Brocher Foundation Residencies and Workshops 2020/21Festival of minds and bodies and the ‘Being Human’ exhibitionWhy do many people with Parkinson's develop addictions?Medieval bodies, head to toeHow male bias in medical trials ruined women's healthDance: objects, environment and bodiesApproaches of anatomy teaching for seriously resource-deprived countries: A literature reviewThe human kindness curriculumEnvironmental competencies for healthcare educators and traineesTouch in health professional practiceStudent‐led community placement in physiotherapyCan you dance your way to better health and well-being?Dear white peopleTransgressive … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #64
Two articles published over the last two weeks suggest that we might be having some problems talking to our patients. The first, by Sullivan, Hebron and Vuoskoski (Sullivan, Hebron, & Vuoskoski, 2019) looks at the anxiety experienced by physiotherapists ‘selling’ their own explanations of chronic pain to patients. The therapists were trying to be patient-centred, but their efforts were undermined by ‘an underlying paternalistic wish to get patients “on board”’ (ibid). The authors attribute this anxiety to the confidence that the therapists feel in their biomedical understanding for pain, coming up against the patient’s values and beliefs that either contradict or destabilise their … [Read more...] about Having trouble talking to your patients?