There is a lot of poor qualitative research out there. Recently I reviewed an article in which the authors had spent three years studying people's experiences of chronic pain. They didn't identify any particular philosophy guiding their analysis, they just interviewed seven people and, somehow, came up with three 'themes': that pain was unpleasant; that it was aversive (something to be avoided); and it disrupted their lives. This is a good example of bad qualitative research. And there is a simple test you can apply if ever you're in doubt. All you need to do is to ask whether the research tells you anything you didn't already know. This study took three years, but told us … [Read more...] about Patient work
Something for the weekend: Understanding digital healthHow do people decide which health provider to trust online?The Biopolitical Embodiment of Work in the Era of Human EnhancementTelerehabilitationAn update on Tony Bates’ excellent online learning and distance education resourceWorld Health Organisation launches app to improve care for the elderlyPain medicine special interdisciplinary issueHospital discharge as undignified, inhumane and unsafeNew insights into the self‐management of chronic illnessIndigenous research methodologyHow do you start a research network?Understanding exercise promotion in rheumatic diseases: A qualitative study among physical therapistsThe Biopolitical … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #57
Online Thursday 24th / Friday 25th October (see below for specific times in your region). We wanted to end the year with a review of this year's course, so all of this year's course leaders are back - barring Patty, who has a big research funding meeting - to review their material from this year and to begin a conversation about where to in 2020. We're really keen to hear what you've found useful and interesting, and also what you'd like us to focus on next year. So if you can come along and take part, we'd love to host you for our end-of-year party. As always, the session is free, all you need to do is click on the link below at the time of the meeting to listen … [Read more...] about Recapping this year’s online Critical Physiotherapy Course
https://isihconference.com/isih-2020-abstracts/ The ISIH conference is one of the few truly critical health conferences available to members of the CPN. For the last five years, members have met at the conference, and delivered talks. We now have the new conference announcement and the call for abstracts. (Note the closing date as the end of October). We will look to another CPN get-together at in Lleida, and perhaps even organise another Salon. Here, though, are the details... WHERE NEXT FOR CRITICAL HEALTH STUDIES? ADVANCING UNDERSTANDINGS OF HEALTH AND THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE Contemporary concerns for health equity, people’s unequal access to affordable care, pervasive … [Read more...] about Abstracts open for the 8th In Sickness and In Health conference
I voted today for the person I think has been history's greatest physio, and I'm on the History Exec, so I'm pretty confident I'm going to win. (Only joking!). But don't forget to put your nomination in. It takes 5 minutes, so do it now before you forget ... http://history.physio/greatest/ … [Read more...] about Don’t forget to vote for history’s greatest physio!
Something for the weekend A special issue devoted to poetry and healthYes, but is it really ‘feeling’?How Foucault got neoliberalism wrongHealthcare climate footprint reportAgainst neurodiversityHeidegger, the homesick philosopherCall for papers: Chronic living: Quality, vitality and health in the 21st centuryWhat’s wrong with re-ablement?The importance of sociological approaches to the study of service change in health careHealth Inequities and Disparities Research Call for PapersProfessor of Applied Health Research - Nottingham Uni, UKReflections on teaching critical anthropology in physiotherapyAcademic Minute: TelerehabilitationTony Bates’ update on AIThe Dangers of Fluent Lectures … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #56
Clinicians in the near future will find themselves working with information networks on a scale well beyond the capacity of human beings to grasp, thereby necessitating the use of intelligent machines to analyse and interpret the complex interactions of data, patients and clinical decision-making. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a branch of computer science that aims to embed intelligent behaviour into software in order to achieve narrowly constrained objectives in an increasingly wide domain of practice. In healthcare the field of AI research includes expert systems that provide guidance for clinical decision-making, computer vision algorithms that outperform human beings in the analysis of … [Read more...] about Physiotherapy clinicians perceptions of AI in clinical practice