Something for the weekend: Pain as revolutionNew projects focus on the rights of artists with disabilitiesThe Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian MedicineResearch as a game of empireFake doctor saves thousands of children’s livesA monk interviews Martin HeideggerLearning as cognitive embodimentAre we telling the truth about ageing?History, philosophy and wonderHealth professionals’ judgements and getting help with eating disordersThe NHS dismantledWorking conditions in aged care homes are awful, largely because the work is done by womenHow to write a successful ethics applicationThe teacher is less important than you thinkBraidotti & Fuller … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #60
We held the end-of-course review meeting for the Critical Physiotherapy Course a few days ago. At the meeting we discussed the course format for next year. Three suggestions were put forward. Can you let us know which of these appeals the most please? We can then use your feedback to start making our plans. Thanks folks. … [Read more...] about What kind of Critical Physiotherapy Course do you want next?
Something for the weekend: In Sickness and in Health 2020 Abstract callWhat biological functions are and why they matter (audio)Philosophical foundations of connectivismA Fresh Look At An Old New Law: The Americans With Disabilities ActWhy is AI transforming healthcare in Asia?Mobile and wearable data-capture in Parkinson's diseaseStriving for self-improvement: Alternative medicine considered as technologies of enhancementWriting the Human “I”: Liminal Spaces of Mundane Abjection“Alexa, monitor my baby”The selected writings of Pierre Hadot - philosophy as practice‘It’s hard to think without your pants on’: patients as knowersThe role of ‘mediators’ of communication in health … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #59
Having a previous poll five years ago has been good because it's given us something to compare results against. There were some notable differences between this year's poll and 2014's, both in terms of popularity of individual items and the things people wanted the CPN to do. Gratifyingly this was mostly because we'd heeded people's advice and tackled many of the things people had wanted before. Popular choices this year included repeating the critical physiotherapy course and setting up a discussion forum. The Exec will look at all of these suggestions in the coming months. Here is breakdown of the findings. If you'd like a copy of the full results, email me at … [Read more...] about 30 Days of September summary results
We had the last of this year's Critical Physiotherapy seminars last week. Below you'll find the audio recording from the meeting. https://soundcloud.com/david-nicholls-2/critical-physiotherapy-course-summary-session-october-2019 Later this week I'll post some of the results from our recent 30DoS campaign. But I can tell you that the most popular activity for the group was the Critical Physiotherapy Course, so look for some more announcements about this soon. We're also hoping to have all of the recordings from this year available as a set shortly. We'll then be able to build up a library of talks and resources that you can access anytime. Thanks to everyone who … [Read more...] about Critical Physiotherapy Course summary session resources
Something for the weekend: Next generation physiotherapy?Liminality and uncertainty in illness trajectoriesThe (in)compatibility of chronic disease management with everyday lifeWhat should we do about the future or work? (Audio)Materiality in everyday life, and thisIndigenous research methodologiesTo love or loathe Slavoj Žižek, and thisPut down the self-help books. Resilience is not a DIY endeavourUnderstanding the low cost business model in healthcare service provisionEmbodiment is ecological, and thisEmbodied resistanceFraming Life as Work: Navigating Dependence and Autonomy in Independent LivingHealth States of ExceptionPersonalized Medicine: Empowered Patients in the … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #58
There is a lot of poor qualitative research out there. Recently I reviewed an article in which the authors had spent three years studying people's experiences of chronic pain. They didn't identify any particular philosophy guiding their analysis, they just interviewed seven people and, somehow, came up with three 'themes': that pain was unpleasant; that it was aversive (something to be avoided); and it disrupted their lives. This is a good example of bad qualitative research. And there is a simple test you can apply if ever you're in doubt. All you need to do is to ask whether the research tells you anything you didn't already know. This study took three years, but told us … [Read more...] about Patient work