A radical new adventure in physiotherapy research publication was launched recently, and would be a fabulous vehicle for publishing for people in and around the Critical Physiotherapy Network. The OpenPhysio journal is the brainchild of A/Prof Michael Rowe, CPN Exec member and lecturer at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. Supported by Physio-pedia, the journal is different to any journal you have probably ever seen before. Research is published immediately, with no delay for administration or peer approval. Peer review is open to everyone and all feedback is collaborative. Responses are published alongside the finished article and represent their own citable … [Read more...] about Open Physio online journal open for business
Something for the weekend: Unlearning Expertise Knowledge and Unsettling Expertise Positions (magazine) Diagnosing the past (magazine) The peculiar history of surgical gloves (blog) Using photography to enhance GP trainees’ reflective practice and professional development (podcast) What were the top tools for learning in 2018? (blog) Four lessons for Australia from England's system of rating its aged care homes (magazine) Health care is getting cheaper (unless you need a specialist, or a dentist) (magazine) Far right, misogynist, humourless? Why Nietzsche is misunderstood (magazine) Aging in twenthieth-century Britain (podcast) Tensions Living Out Professional … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #9
We had a wonderful first dress rehearsal yesterday, and huge thanks go to A/Prof Tobba Sudmann who offered a perfect example of what the course strives to do. It was innovative, thought-provoking and moving, in every sense of the word. A full audio-recording of Tobba's talk and the following discussion is here, along with a pdf of her slides (with additional prompt questions). Our 2nd and final dress rehearsal for the course will be on 21/22 November and will be led by Hazel Horobin. More information about the event will come out closer to the time. Being walked slides pdf file … [Read more...] about Resources from Critical Physiotherapy Course 1st Dress Rehearsal
Only 12 hours to go until the first ever free Critical Physiotherapy Course (1st dress rehearsal) featuring A/Prof Tobba Sudmann talking about 'Being moved: On foot or on horseback'. There is no registration, just log into this link at the times below, and be part of the revolution. Location Local Time Time Zone UTC Offset Auckland (New Zealand - Auckland) Thursday, 18 October 2018 at 6:00:00 a.m. NZDT UTC+13 hours New York (USA - New York) Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 1:00:00 p.m. EDT UTC-4 hours Los Angeles (USA - California) Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 10:00:00 a.m. PDT UTC-7 hours Sydney (Australia - New South Wales) Thursday, 18 October … [Read more...] about Critical Physiotherapy Course – 1st dress rehearsal *tomorrow*
Something for the weekend: How to live better, according to Nietzsche (magazine) The central problem of postmodernism, according to Terry Eagleton (magazine) ‘Everything I enjoy doing I just couldn’t do’: Biographical disruption for sport-related injury (article) The (subtly fascistic) Ethics Of Transhumanism And The Cult Of Futurist Biotech (blog) Aged care failures show how little we value older people – and those who care for them, plus this, and this (news) Consolation philosophy: A truly African philosophy (magazine) A Discursive Analysis Method to Investigate Decision-Making Processes in the Intensive Care Unit I, holobiont. Are you and your microbes a … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #8
Many of you who attended our last CPN Salon at the last WCPT meeting in Cape Town will remember what a fantastic day we had. Meeting so many members face-to-face, as well as the great presentations and fabulous venue made for a memorable day. We're starting to make plans for a repeat event in Geneva, probably on the day after the WCPT Congress, and we'd like to know if you'd be interested in attending. We plan to run the day in a similar way to the last one, so there will be some talks, some workshops, and, of course, some hearty debate and discussion. So if you'd keen to know more or register your interest, please email Jenny Setchell and she will add you to the contact … [Read more...] about CPN Salon 2019
Mike Stewart posted an interesting picture (link) on his Facebook feed a couple of days ago (thanks to Paul Lagerman - The Naked Physio - for the link, and Mike for posting). Participants on Mike's course were asked to respond to the prompt; "If I designed a healthcare course for students, the first 3 lessons would be...' The responses proved interesting. https://www.facebook.com/100008119901926/posts/2199382033675772/ My suspicion is that if you asked any experienced physiotherapist, they are likely to say something similar. In fact, the evidence suggests that most employers, practitioners, and consumers want their clinicians to have good communications skills, be empathic, … [Read more...] about What is at the heart of physiotherapy?