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?
Something for the weekend: The treadmill's dark and twisted past A Qualitative Study Exploring Physical Therapists’ Attitudes Toward Their Roles in Weight Management for People With Knee Osteoarthritis A qualitative study of long-term users’ experiences of physiotherapy in primary health care When Bodies Think: Panpsychism, Pluralism, Biopolitics The science of how we sense ourselves from within Framing citizenship: from assumptions to possibilities in health and physical education The perils of the human imagination Risk and the Spectral Politics of Disability Understanding Physiotherapists’ Intention to Counsel Clients with Chronic Pain on Exercise A critical habermasian … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #42
Something for the weekend: The Fitness Craze That Changed the Way Women Exercise Philosophical bias is the one bias that science cannot avoid The Utopian Leisure of Soviet Sanatoriums Hegel and history How long does it take to mark an exam? Our culture affects the way we look after ourselves. It should shape the health care we receive, too Working the edges of Posthuman disability studies: theorising with disabled young people with life‐limiting impairments Special issue on auto-ethnography and activism Leisure and its educational embodiment Living with Parkinson’s Shaping Our Algorithms Before They Shape Us - by Michael Rowe Chronic living conference 2020 Exploring … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #41
The Latin American Centre for Development of Physiotherapy and Kinesiology and the Colombian Physiotherapy Association are looking to invite a keynote speaker to their IX Meeting of Academics in Physiotherapy and VIII ELA. The meeting will be held in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia on October 30 and 31 of 2019 (but presentations can also be pre-recorded or given online at distance). The meeting will focus on the training of physiotherapists as first contact professionals - both the opportunities and challenges, as well as the issues faced by the social, normative and political contexts in different countries. We would be grateful to hear from you or colleagues that you know who … [Read more...] about Keynote opportunity