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?
We had our annual Strategic Planning meeting for the CPN Exec last week and had most of our present and past Exec members present. Here is a brief summary of the CPN in 2019: Current Eight-member Exec: Co-chairs Viviana Silva Guerrero (Australia/Colombia) and Dave Nicholls (New Zealand), supported by Tone Dahl-Michelsen (Norway), Jeanette Praestegaard (Denmark), Anna Rajala (Finland/UK), Aydee Luisa Robayo (Colombia), Nicky Wilson (UK), and Adriane Vieira (Brazil)650 members in 57 countriesUK by far the largest members group (120), followed by Australia (50), Canada (42), New Zealand (38), Denmark (32), Norway (28) and USA (26) This year's work: Authors drafting 15 chapters for … [Read more...] about CPN end-of-year quick review