Identity Theories: Structure and Agency in Physiotherapy Practice with Hazel Horobin Zoom link for the meeting: https://aut.zoom.us/j/498232698 Times for course in your region … [Read more...] about 6th Free Critical Physiotherapy Course – This week
Something for the weekend: How Cooking Websites Are Failing People With DisabilitiesBut what is a neural network?Illuminating occupations at the heart of social problemsHow nurses transform the subjective experience of pain into objective numbersPhysiotherapists’ Perspectives on the Threats Posed to Their Profession in the Areas of Training, Education, and Knowledge ExchangeWe’re told that too much screen time hurts our kids. Where’s the evidence?Exercise in vital bodiesCritical health education studies: Reflections on a new conference and this themed symposiumDo Brain Decoders Have an Ontological Mind of Their Own?Professional Health Regulation in the Public Interest. International … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #44
Identity Theories: Structure and Agency in Physiotherapy Practice with Hazel Horobin Times for the talk in your region Zoom link for the meeting: https://aut.zoom.us/j/498232698 In this presentation, I will use the theories by Jenkins (2014) and Foucault (1988) to explore how an individual’s identity is socially constructed and I outline how Gauntlett understands the way in which identities are expressed. Through an appreciation of the difficulties of capturing the fleeting identities these views generate, an alternative term is proposed - ‘identifications’ which represents these more contemporary considerations of ‘self’ more rigorously (Bauman, 2013). I then go on to explore the … [Read more...] about 6th free Critical Physiotherapy Course – next week
A couple of weeks ago, an editorial appeared in Physical Therapy that gave a very strong justification for the use of qualitative research by physiotherapists. It’s somewhat surprising, these days, that qualitative research even needs defending, but the authors - Alan Jette, Clare Delany, and Mari Lundberg - gave a very clear and concise overview of some of its principles and virtues, citing authors well known to many of you. As part of the review, Jette, Delany and Lundberg kindly singled out the first critical physiotherapy reader - Manipulating Practices for special attention. Here is what they wrote about the book: If readers of PTJ would like to explore some outstanding … [Read more...] about The value of qualitative research
Something for the weekend: The rise of junk scienceGetting serious about barriers faced by disabled studentsThe Value of Qualitative Inquiry for Public PolicyEnchanting Robots: Intimacy, Magic, and TechnologyFrom Bodily Sensations to SymptomsSociology, Health, and the Fractured SocietyTrialling technologies to reduce hospital in‐patient falls: an agential realist analysisProfessional autonomy and surveillance: the case of public reporting in cardiac surgeryOn the body of the consumer: performance‐seeking with wearables and health and fitness appsTreat or trick: we asked people how they feel about sharing fitness data with insurance companiesShould disability be seen as a form of student … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #43
Over the last few weeks, we've been running a series of posts on the biomedical model. This approach, perhaps more than any other, forms the solid foundations for a lot of physiotherapy theory and practice, so it makes sense to try to understand it better. Here are the links to all the respective posts that make up the complete set: What is the biomedical model #1 - introduction and specific aetiology#2 - germ theory#3 - Cartesian dualism#4 - experimentation#5 - reductionism#6 - normalisation#7 - body-as-machine Critique of the biomedical model #1 - mind-body dualism#2 - medical power#3 - what it means to be a person#4 - standard deviation#5 - (ab)normal … [Read more...] about The biomedical model – for better or worse
The International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) conference will be in Bratislava next week. In preparation, the organisation has published its book of abstracts. I’ve found it very useful searching for specific terms (like stigma, pain, and Foucault) to see what work is being presented. There are some really interesting ideas being talked about here, and some potentially useful connections with the people doing the work. The book of abstracts can be found here: ISCHP2019_BOAFINALDownload And here is the full programme:ISCHP2019_ProgramFinalDownload … [Read more...] about What’s current in critical psychology?