' A few noteworthy events have happened at CPN Towers over the last few weeks. CPN Exec calls for more critical scholarship Firstly, an editorial written by various members of the CPN Exec appeared in Physiotherapy Canada today. Titled Infusing Rehabilitation with Critical Research and Scholarship: A Call to Action, the paper followed a conversation with Prof Dina Brooks after our last CPN Salon in Cape Town last year. Dina challenged the CPN to do more to explain criticality to physiotherapists, and this paper was part of that conversation (full pdf here). Planning for 2019 Secondly, we had our end-of-year strategic planning meeting last week and had the full Executive present: myself … [Read more...] about A short CPN update
The contents of this post were originally distributed by our friends at ISCHP If you are interested in how an invisible condition can be made visible through creativity, please visit one of the Exhibiting Pain Galleries. In this PhD project, creative representations of living with long-term physical pain are being exhibited to share the creators' experience of their condition. Please see the sites for further information and for the exhibitions: WordPress Blog site, where comments can be given via a Visitor Feedback Form. Or on our Facebook page. Further information about the research can be found on the exhibition sites but you are also welcome to contact me … [Read more...] about Exhibiting Pain: Interpretations of creative representations of life with persistent physical pain
RSA Animate – The Power of Outrospection is a 10 minute video animation created from a free public lecture given by Roman Krznaric as part of the RSA’s free public events programme in 2012. (Video highlights of that lecture is available to watch here). Krznaric's lecture challenges the idea of empathy as something that is driven by self-interest. He presents an alternative view of empathy as a way of being/doing that can enrich one's own life, but also has the power to produce social change. I would argue that this reconstructed account of empathy as 'outrospective' is especially relevant for contemporary professional practice because it can help us see how the process of ‘walking a … [Read more...] about RSA Animate – the power of outrospection
The Insitute of Art & Ideas is a not-for-profit organisation that was founded in 2008 to put philosophy & critical thinking into the heart of public life (follow this link to find more about the organisation & the exciting things they're doing). One way the IAI achieves this is by hosting cutting edge debates & talks from thought leaders from a wide range of disciplines & backgrounds. Beyond the Machine - metaphors of the body From Descartes’ view of the heart as a pump to Dennett’s conception of the brain as a computer, our understanding of the body is permeated with mechanical metaphors. Is it an error to believe that the body is a machine? Should we find a new … [Read more...] about beyond the machine: a panel debate hosted by the Institute of Art & Ideas
This message comes from CPN member and Naked Physio blogger Paul Lagerman, and goes out to anyone in the profession who would like to participate in Paul's excellent Naked Physio blog: I'm the creator of the naked physio blog and podcast and also part of the CPN network. I'm looking for clinicians to come onto the naked physio podcast to share their knowledge and experience of their clinical role and expertise in all specialist fields. I am also looking to discuss your thoughts on the changing landscape of healthcare, the supporting evidence and how this is disseminated at the clinical front line. I am also very open to thoughts and ideas on topics that may have an indirect … [Read more...] about Call for critical thinkers
For Spanish version see below... Whether you’re submitting an abstract to ER-WCPT2016 for the first time, are looking for ideas to help you prepare, or just want reassurance that you’re on the right track, there's a new set of online resources that might help. These resources were developed during a series of 3 online seminars organised by the CSP in collaboration with ER-WCPT2016 Scientific Committee. Each seminar was aimed at people who were considering submitting an abstract to ER-WCPT2016 for the first time & set out to: - unpack the process of submitting an abstract - offer an opportunity for sharing ideas & experiences of abstract submission process Although the … [Read more...] about are you submitting an abstract to ER-WCPT2016?
The short video below (its just over 6 mins), previews a new paper (link here) by Bronwyn Davies, who is a fabulous educational thinker and scholar. Here she talks about how it's getting harder and harder to think in a climate that is increasingly anti-intellectual and anti-critique. She suggests that the threats of neo-liberalism reach into all spheres of our life and achieve their effects without us realising their power. Davies calls for a new spirit of critique. … [Read more...] about The (im)possibility of thinking under neoliberalism