Founding CPN member Karen Whalley Hammell has recently published a book for critical thinkers in occupational therapy that will be highly relevant to CPN members. Details of the book are below, plus we've also attached a short piece Karen wrote for the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists on occupational disruption and the COVID crisis Book overview Engagement in Living: Critical perspectives on occupation, rights, and wellbeingDescriptionCritical thinkers within the international occupational therapy profession are challenging the culturally-specific and value-laden assumptions that underpin dominant models of occupation and modes of practice, and are advocating the … [Read more...] about Engagement in living: Critical perspectives on occupation, rights, and wellbeing
It is with great pleasure that we can inform you that after more than two years hard planning and preparation, and countless hours of research, writing, editing, and corresponding, the second-ever edited collection of critical physiotherapy writings has gone to the publishers for the final stage in the book's production. Mobilizing knowledge: Critical reflections on the foundations and practice of physiotherapy will be published by Routledge - one of the world's leading publishers - and will be available later this year. The book began its gestation in February 2018 and features 15 chapters, written by 39 different authors, including physiotherapists and 14 other professions from seven … [Read more...] about Mobilizing knowledge – the 2nd edited collection of critical physiotherapy writing – is on its way!
I'm very pleased to say that a paperback version of The End of Physiotherapy will be available from late March for £36.99. The only paper version of the book in print until now has been in hardback, which was priced by Routledge for institutions rather than for individual readers. That meant to read the book you had to borrow one from your library or download the eBook version, which doesn't suit everyone. And yet sales of the book have been amazing, so I'm very grateful to those of you who have read it and given me such lovely feedback. Here's one of the opening sections to the book, and as you can see, it was always my intention that the book should be read widely; Many … [Read more...] about The End of Physiotherapy will soon be in paperback (and much cheaper!)
The deadline for abstracts to have your chapter included in the new Critical Physiotherapy Network book Mobilising Knowledge is getting closer. Just 10 days to go until the deadline closes on 1st December. A full copy of the call for abstracts can be found here, but here are the key points: The focus of the book explores knowledge in and of physiotherapy We want to take a critical look at the kinds of knowledge that traditionally formed the backbone of the profession, and examine how our understanding of what physiotherapy is and can be is changing In contrast to the first book, we are looking for authors in this manuscript to collaborate with one or more non-physiotherapy … [Read more...] about Deadline for abstracts for new CPN book approaching
Submit your work for the 2nd critical physiotherapy reader to be produced by the Critical Physiotherapy Network Title: Mobilising knowledge: A second critical physiotherapy reader To go into print in early 2020. Editors: A/Prof Dave Nicholls A/Prof Rani Lill Anjum A/Prof Elizabeth Anne Kinsella A/Prof Karen Synne Groven Publisher: Routledge Outline: This book follows on from the success of the first critical physiotherapy reader – Manipulating Practices – and explores knowledge in and of physiotherapy. We want to take a critical look at the kinds of knowledge that traditionally formed the backbone of the profession, and examine how our understanding of what … [Read more...] about Call for chapters: Mobilising knowledge: A second critical physiotherapy reader
We're excited to announce the release of our new book Manipulating practices: A critical physiotherapy reader. It's now hot off the e-press and you can download entirely free from our publisher Cappelen Damm. This 16 chapter book includes themes that range from ethics, education and evidence-based practice, to communication, philosophy and research methods. Perhaps most excitingly, the book has been produced as an open source text (with the generous support of the University of Oslo). This is why the book is free for anyone to download and use. Please share and circulate with your colleagues and networks. This has been a collective effort of a five-person editorial team (Barbara … [Read more...] about CPN’s New Book Available Now
Very very soon the first ever collaborative book from the CPN will be published. Expect Manipulating practices: A critical physiotherapy reader to be available in January 2018. The 17-chapter book showcases work from 20 authors across several countries on critical thinking, practices, education, and research approaches (most chapters interweave a number of these related elements). I won't give too much away but many of the authors are familiar names in critical physiotherapy - and there are a few surprises too! The book is peer-reviewed, but in line with the CPN's objectives which include recognising and considering power asymmetries, we deliberately made it open source (free) to reduce … [Read more...] about The CPN’s upcoming first book! An edited collection…