This report Educating Health Professionals-an Intersectoral Policy Approach was sent to us by Prof. Dr. Heidi Höppner MPH, Professorin für Physiotherapie, Förderung der Gesundheit und Teilhabe in Berlin (email@example.com). Thinking about the future of health and care At present, the health system and the health industry are undergoing historic changes and are confronted with major challenges. The health society is increasingly interconnected globally, which leads to a shift in the traditional boundaries between disciplines and professions, institutions and countries. By the same token, the relation between service provision and citizen, market and regulation, doctor and patient, … [Read more...] about Educating Health Professionals: an Intersectoral Policy Approach
Courtesy of my good friend and colleague Dinah Bradley (Breathing Works), a new phenomenologically-inspired non-fiction work on the lived experience of chronic pain. How Does It Hurt?, is a memoir of chronic pain––a condition which, despite advances in the science of pain and alleviation of acute or temporary pain, remains little understood and poorly communicated, while silently reaching epidemic proportions. The narrative aims to bring visibility and a measure of clarity to the lived experience of continuing physical pain. In particular, it confronts the paradox of writing about personal pain, notwithstanding pain’s resistance to verbal expression, and reflects on the ways in which other … [Read more...] about A memoir of chronic pain
This message was posted this week on the H-Disability network page. You can contact Kate by clicking on her name at the bottom of the post: I'm posting for a colleague, whose MA student is beginning research on children, disability and British/American literature. I've already suggested The Secret Garden, and would be grateful for the link or ref for a recent journal special issue or book of essays on this subject. I'm sure I saw announcements about such a thing in the last 2 months, but cannot find it on online searches. Many thanks, Kate Macdonald. … [Read more...] about Children and disability
As part of our 'interview' series with people in the Critical Physiotherapy Network, I asked Tobba Therkildsen Sudmann some questions about her approach to physiotherapy, research and life in general. Tobba is the Head of the Masters programme in Community Work at Bergen University College in Bergen, Norway. Your thesis ‘(En)gendering body politics: Physiotherapy as a window on health and illness’ explored your interest in contemporary social theory and critical hermeneutics and talks about physiotherapy as a precarious social encounter (see link to thesis here). Can you talk more about where your interest in these subjects comes from and how your background has influenced your … [Read more...] about Interview with Tobba Therkildsen Sudmann
In May 2013, scholars from around the world gathered in Montreal for Differential Mobilities: Movement and Mediation in Networked Society. The international conference, hosted by the Mobile Media Lab (MML) in the Communication Studies department at Concordia University, brought together researchers, artists, community organizers, activists and students concerned with issues, questions and articulations connected to what Mimi Sheller and John Urry (2006) have coined, the “new mobilities” paradigm. This paradigm has been described as a turn within humanities and social science research. It focuses on contemporary social, cultural, spatial, and technological practices within an increasingly … [Read more...] about What is Mobilities (WiM)?
Can I point your attention to this piece by Roger Kerry, a member of the Critical Physiotherapy Network. Roger has been working in and around the field of evidence-based practice for a number of years and this post summarises beautifully his critical approach to EBP. … [Read more...] about Evidence-based physiotherapy by Roger Kerry