This week brings us the first of this year's inaugural Critical Physiotherapy Courses. You can find the details of the course content and times here. The link to attend the course is here. Simply paste this link into your web browser at the right time and you'll be able to join us. The course is free and can be used for your continuing professional development. The course will be recorded and available on this site in full the next day if you can't attend 'in person'. Looking forward to seeing you at the end of the week. A/Prof Dave Nicholls … [Read more...] about This week – The 1st of our 2019 Critical Physiotherapy Course series
Something for the weekend: Managing the (In)visibility of Chronic Illness at Work (article) My job as a doctor in today's NHS is draining me of humanity (magazine) Listening to Patients’ Voices: Workarounds Patients Use to Construct Pain Intensity Ratings (article) The invigorating strangeness of Friedrich Nietzsche (magazine) Facilitation of a Person-Centered Approach in Health Assessment of patients with chronic pain (article) Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation (book review) Heideggerian Phenomenology, Practical Ontologies and the Link Between Experience and Practices (article) The Lives of Michel Foucault republished by Verso, with a new … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #23
There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the capabilities that health professionals will need in the future. This is partly because the sheer economics of future healthcare will mean that other ways of delivering routine tasks - those that once required extensive training and expensively employed specialists to deliver them - will be given managed by smart machines, wearables, robotics and AI. A friend of mine was saying the other day that she recently sat with her elderly mother in hospital for two weeks during a bout of illness, and during that time only two of the nurses actually took time to build a relationship with them. The others just came in to do things to her: … [Read more...] about Can you teach physiotherapists to be empathic?