Something for the weekend: How to live better, according to Nietzsche (magazine) The central problem of postmodernism, according to Terry Eagleton (magazine) ‘Everything I enjoy doing I just couldn’t do’: Biographical disruption for sport-related injury (article) The (subtly fascistic) Ethics Of Transhumanism And The Cult Of Futurist Biotech (blog) Aged care failures show how little we value older people – and those who care for them, plus this, and this (news) Consolation philosophy: A truly African philosophy (magazine) A Discursive Analysis Method to Investigate Decision-Making Processes in the Intensive Care Unit I, holobiont. Are you and your microbes a … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #8
Many of you who attended our last CPN Salon at the last WCPT meeting in Cape Town will remember what a fantastic day we had. Meeting so many members face-to-face, as well as the great presentations and fabulous venue made for a memorable day. We're starting to make plans for a repeat event in Geneva, probably on the day after the WCPT Congress, and we'd like to know if you'd be interested in attending. We plan to run the day in a similar way to the last one, so there will be some talks, some workshops, and, of course, some hearty debate and discussion. So if you'd keen to know more or register your interest, please email Jenny Setchell and she will add you to the contact … [Read more...] about CPN Salon 2019
Mike Stewart posted an interesting picture (link) on his Facebook feed a couple of days ago (thanks to Paul Lagerman - The Naked Physio - for the link, and Mike for posting). Participants on Mike's course were asked to respond to the prompt; "If I designed a healthcare course for students, the first 3 lessons would be...' The responses proved interesting. https://www.facebook.com/100008119901926/posts/2199382033675772/ My suspicion is that if you asked any experienced physiotherapist, they are likely to say something similar. In fact, the evidence suggests that most employers, practitioners, and consumers want their clinicians to have good communications skills, be empathic, … [Read more...] about What is at the heart of physiotherapy?
We've had an amazing response to the announcement of the first ever free Critical Physiotherapy Course, so we decided to put on two dress rehearsals. These will give you the chance to participate in a test-run of how the course will work when it starts officially early next year. You'll be able to see if the material is interesting and at the right level for you. The meeting will run online, it is free and there is no invitation needed. Just click on this link 5 minutes before the meeting to join: https://aut.zoom.us/j/401644628 The meeting begins at 17:00 (UTC/GMT) on Wednesday 17th October. Some times in various time-zones are listed below. Location Local Time Time … [Read more...] about Coming soon – Critical Physiotherapy Course (Dress Rehearsal #1) with Tobba Sudmann
Something for the discerning physiotherapy reader: In honour of Paul Virilio, one of my favourite philosophers, who died on 18th September 2018 (magazine) Assembling the ‘Fitbit subject’ (article) When patients’ invisible work becomes visible (article) How the humanities can deliver for the fourth industrial revolution (blog) Wandering as a Sociomaterial Practice (article) A Systematized Review of Creative Research Methods (article) Medical illustration (podcast) The Central Role of Theory in Qualitative Research (article) People with illness experiences seeking legitimate positions as health service developers and producers (article) The 'other' (magazine) … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #7
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this year's 30DoS campaign. It takes a big collective effort to run the blog during the month, but hopefully you'll now have a better idea of some of the wonderfully innovative and interesting work that people within the CPN are doing. The CPN now has over 600 members in more than 40 countries, and in the years to come we'll be looking for new ways to be a positive voice for an otherwise physiotherapy. In the meantime, you could do worse than look at the work that some of these people are doing, and consider ways that they are pushing the boundaries of how it's possible to think and practice physiotherapy. If you missed any of the individual … [Read more...] about 30DoS 2018 – the final list
I have never not been a physiotherapist in a long and eclectic career that has seen me living and working on three continents and both within the profession (as a clinician, service manager, academic and researcher) and outside (in national disability policy, disability data development and as a non-government organisation advisor). Throughout my career, the education at Addenbrooke’s Hospital School of Physiotherapy in the 1970s has been a sound foundation for lifelong education; both formal and informal. I started a degree in Psychology (Unfinished due to meeting my husband and migrating to Australia.) which led to a better understanding of the relationship between body and mind. An MSc … [Read more...] about 30DoS 2018 Day 29 – Catherine Sykes