This week brings us the first of this year's inaugural Critical Physiotherapy Courses. You can find the details of the course content and times here. The link to attend the course is here. Simply paste this link into your web browser at the right time and you'll be able to join us. The course is free and can be used for your continuing professional development. The course will be recorded and available on this site in full the next day if you can't attend 'in person'. Looking forward to seeing you at the end of the week. A/Prof Dave Nicholls … [Read more...] about This week – The 1st of our 2019 Critical Physiotherapy Course series
Something for the weekend: Managing the (In)visibility of Chronic Illness at Work (article) My job as a doctor in today's NHS is draining me of humanity (magazine) Listening to Patients’ Voices: Workarounds Patients Use to Construct Pain Intensity Ratings (article) The invigorating strangeness of Friedrich Nietzsche (magazine) Facilitation of a Person-Centered Approach in Health Assessment of patients with chronic pain (article) Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation (book review) Heideggerian Phenomenology, Practical Ontologies and the Link Between Experience and Practices (article) The Lives of Michel Foucault republished by Verso, with a new … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #23
There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the capabilities that health professionals will need in the future. This is partly because the sheer economics of future healthcare will mean that other ways of delivering routine tasks - those that once required extensive training and expensively employed specialists to deliver them - will be given managed by smart machines, wearables, robotics and AI. A friend of mine was saying the other day that she recently sat with her elderly mother in hospital for two weeks during a bout of illness, and during that time only two of the nurses actually took time to build a relationship with them. The others just came in to do things to her: … [Read more...] about Can you teach physiotherapists to be empathic?
Something for the weekend: Public dissection was a gruesome spectacle (magazine) Bodies Beyond Borders. Moving Anatomies 1750-1950 (book review) Galvani's voltaic pile c.1800 (image) Michel Foucault: The Order of Things (hagiography) How Should We Read the Totalitarian Philosophers? (blog) Medical Cadaver Dissection, Power, and Inequality in the United States (blog) Remembering Gary Gutting (blog) Heideggerian Phenomenology, Practical Ontologies and the Link Between Experience and Practices (article) Five warning signs of overdiagnosis (magazine) Medical Misadventure in an Age of Professionalisation (article) Health Check: do we really need to take 10,000 … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #22
MECHANICAL MEDICINE Exploring the History of Healing by Exercise, Manipulation and Massage. 23 May 2019, Science Museum, London. A symposium at the Science Museum, London, organised by Dr Kay Nias (Medicine Galleries Research Fellow). ‘Physical medicine’ or ‘physical therapy’ has ancient origins. For thousands of years, people with illnesses and disabilities have been treated with physio-therapeutic techniques including exercise, manipulation and massage, as well as air, water, heat and cold, electricity and light. These various healing methods have rich and diverse histories that span time, cultures and medical traditions. While documentary evidence representing the … [Read more...] about Call for Papers: Mechanical medicine – Exploring the History of Healing by Exercise, Manipulation and Massage.
The first of our Critical Physiotherapy Course sessions titled The architecture of Movement will be running in just 2 weeks time. The times for various locations around the world are listed below. Location Local Time Time Zone UTC Offset Auckland (New Zealand - Auckland) Thursday, 21 February 2019 at 8:00:00 a.m. NZDT UTC+13 hours London (United Kingdom - England) Wednesday, 20 February 2019 at 7:00:00 p.m. GMT UTC New York (USA - New York) Wednesday, 20 February 2019 at 2:00:00 p.m. EST UTC-5 hours Los Angeles (USA - California) Wednesday, 20 February 2019 at 11:00:00 a.m. PST UTC-8 hours Berlin (Germany - Berlin) Wednesday, 20 February … [Read more...] about The first Critical Physiotherapy Course session starts in 2 weeks
To coincide with this year's WCPT Congress in Geneva, Michael Rowe, Ben Ellis, and the rest of our good friends at InBeta will be hosting the first In Beta Experiments in Physiotherapy Education Unconference on the 14th and 15th May 2019 at Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud (HESAV) in Lausanne, Switzerland. The idea is to break away from the traditional conference format and try something new. At a traditional conference, the programme is designed in advance and the only choices you have are which pre-prepared sessions you attend. A bit like going to a restaurant with a set menu. But sometimes you just want to get a few friends around the barbeque and cook whatever people bring. This is an … [Read more...] about Experiments in Physiotherapy Education – Unconference #1