The Canadian Journal of Public Health (CJPH) is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for a special section on qualitative research and population and public health that will be published in a fall 2018 issue of the journal. CJPH publishes original research and scholarly articles from a range of methodological, theoretical, disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives that are relevant to population and public health. In 2017, the CJPH affirmed that qualitative research published in the journal will make high-quality, theoretically-informed, and methodologically-rigorous contributions to knowledge about population and public health issues. To help launch this new commitment, … [Read more...] about Call for abstracts: Qualitative Research
La Revue canadienne de santé publique (RCSP) a le plaisir de lancer une demande de communications pour un dossier spécial sur la recherche qualitative et la santé publique et des populations qui paraîtra dans un numéro en automne 2018. La RCSP publie des articles savants et des travaux inédits selon un éventail de perspectives méthodologiques, théoriques, disciplinaires et interdisciplinaires qui sont d’intérêt pour la santé publique et des populations. En 2017, la RCSP a affirmé que la recherche qualitative qu’elle publie apportera à la connaissance des questions de santé publique et des populations une contribution de haute qualité, théoriquement solide et rigoureuse … [Read more...] about Demande de communications: La recherche qualitative
This is another post in our series of new bloggers on the criticalphysio site. This post comes from Professor Dina Brooks, Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at the University of Toronto in Canada. Let me start with two confessions: 1) this is my first blog ever; and 2) I am a quantitative researcher who has done basic and applied research and conducted multiple randomized controlled trials. With any luck, these disclosures will not turn you off reading this blog but intrigue you to know why I feel compelled to write my first blog ever, for the CPN. The day after WCPT Congress, I attended the CPN Salon in a beautiful venue in Cape … [Read more...] about Reflections of a quantitative researcher on the CPN Salon
A few weeks ago, I took part in a panel discussion on the theme of 'The university is dead: Long live the university'. The keynote presenter - the very brilliant Professor Jane Gilbert - talked about how technology is going to disrupt every aspect of our lives in the future. Ever since the talk I've been pondering how much technology will disrupt the kinds of physiotherapy people might need in the future. Here are just three examples of disruptive technologies and ways of thinking and working that are due for a shakeup in the very near future: Fact-based technical subjects, like the kinds of science-bases subjects commonly thought of as 'core' subject in physiotherapy (anatomy, … [Read more...] about Will technology make physiotherapy obsolete?
This post is the first from a new blogger on the site. Cath Cruse-Drew's first post explores the use of categories in physiotherapy. There's some more information about Cath at the bottom of this post. I have often wondered why Physios, Physio educators and Physio managers align our profession with the categorisation of illness and disability. Thomas Sydenham started the diagnostic ball rolling in his ‘Observationes Medicae’ in 1676, his ‘carving nature at its joints’ was thought to be a methodically sound and scientific approach that matched the ideas of the biological sciences of the day in the classification of plants and animals. Thus, the idea of difference in medicine began. … [Read more...] about Categories
By anyone's estimations, the CPN events at the WCPT Congress in Cape Town this last week were a huge success. Thanks goes to a lot of people, not least Jenny Setchell, Michael Rowe and Nicky Wilson in Cape Town and Gwyn Owen in Cardiff, for organising and running things. Here are some highlights: The biggest face-to-face meeting of the CPN Exec we've ever been able to hold, as a time for reflection on the Network's future; A Focused Symposium that ran like clockwork and delivered to around 200 people, with four fantastic founding members of the Network delivering powerful, thought-provoking, and often challenging material; A series of workshops and papers presented by CPN … [Read more...] about Celebrations over, now back to work
As I write this, we've just completed the second of three main CPN events that were planned for the WCPT congress here in Cape Town. On Sunday morning, eight of the nine CPN members met up for a strategic planning meeting, where we talked about how the CPN might develop in the coming years. More on this after the CPN Salon on Wednesday. The second event was the Focused Symposium at the congress itself. To recap, the WCPT only awards a limited number of Focused Symposia at each congress, and so we were very fortunate that our application to hold a symposium on critical thinking was accepted. I chaired the session and Mershen Pillay, Viviana Silva, Jenny Setchell and Barbara … [Read more...] about CPN at WCPT – update