Something for the weekend: Psychologists for Social Change manifesto 2019Robots will affect the most vulnerable mostThings still need to improve for disabled studentsThe rise of women’s cerebral palsy footballThree recent works on the science of consciousnessStudents are telling medical schools about their disabilitiesTime to end drug company distortion of medical evidenceBeware brain stimulationStudents with disabilities need inclusive buildings. We can learn from what’s already workingIt’s phone apps, not phones, that are causing injuriesBrief history of hospital designIs there a threat to truth?The ideas of KantCfP: Art, aesthetics, and medical/health humanitiesMcGill Postdoc: Spaces … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #67
A few months ago I delivered a Keynote at the European Network in Physiotherapy Higher Education (ENPHE) Conference in Groningen, Netherlands on the subject of The End of Physiotherapy. Here is a video of the talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOR-D0mMnbg&app=desktop … [Read more...] about The End of Physiotherapy Keynote – Groningen, Oct 2019
Something for the weekend: CfP: Embodied and Socially Constructed?: Dis/ability in Media, Law, and HistoryThe social organisation of healthcare professionals’ knowledge and practicesDo Professions Represent Competence for Entry-to-Practice in Similar Ways?From army barracks to shopping malls: how hospital design has been a matter of life and deathWill the future of work be ethical?How To Avoid “Inspiration Porn” in disabilityDependenceDisability history podcastSkin matters: An interview with Marc LafranceGilles Deleuze’s Philosophy of Nature: System and Method in What is Philosophy?Disability, Rehabilitation, Welfare Policy and the British Ex-Service Migrant in Australia, 1918–39CfP: … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #66
I've spent a lot of time this year doing the background work for the book that will follow The End of Physiotherapy (available now in paperback from all good book sellers, and an ideal Christmas present). On the advice of a friend of mine, who is a prolific author, I try to write books, book chapters, and articles in one go. What I mean is that all of the arguments are corralled first, along with the data, references, texts and quotes, and then when I've ironed out what my arguments will be, I write the whole thing in one go once. This is quite different to a collaborative writing project, which is much more iterative, but it helps to reduce the seemingly endless re-writing … [Read more...] about Common problems
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?