On January 1st I left my three-year secondment looking after a team of psychology and psychotherapy lecturers and returned to my old home in the clinical sciences. And a big part of my new work will be trying to prepare our graduates for a future that is increasingly uncertain and unfamiliar. For some years now, there's been an increasing interest in the future of professions like law, accountancy, journalism, and medicine, with a whole swathe of books being published recently trying to anticipate how we'll need to adapt to the rapid rise of digital technologies. There is little doubt that artificial intelligence, automation, machine learning, and robotics are going to radically … [Read more...] about Is physiotherapy a bullshit job?
Something for the holidays: To treat pain, study people in all their complexity (blog) Obvious Signs That Humanity Is Regressing (blog) Medical Metaphors: The Long History of the Corrupted Body Politic (blog) Class‐based masculinity, cardiovascular health and rehabilitation (article) Health Care Professionalism Without Doctors (article) Twenty-One Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century (podcast) How much physical activity should teenagers do, and how can they get enough? (magazine) Interview with Shelley Tremain on Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability (podcast) Becoming friends with theory (blog) The integration of evidence from the Commission on … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #18
Something for the weekend: The human body in the age of catastrophe (podcast) Enlightenment skepticism and the birth of the human sciences (blog) Women chiropractors and WWI (blog) Against ‘Aging’ – How to Talk about Growing Older (article) A new healthcare business model (blog) Embodiment in High-altitude Mountaineering: Sensing and Working with the Weather (article) Neurological disorders like motor neuron, stroke, and Parkinson’s are the leading cause of disability worldwide (magazine) Complaints over social care in England nearly trebled since 2010 (magazine) Imperfect Perfection and Wheelchair Bodybuilding: Challenging Ableism or Reproducing Normalcy? … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #17
Something for the weekend: Humans vs machines (magazine) Managing Stigma: Young People, Asthma, and the Politics of Chronic Illness (article) “Battalion of Life”: American Women’s Hospitals and the First World War (blog) Ethnography, multimodality and walking (article) Bullshit jobs (blog) Private physio practice is star of Samsung advert (blog) Frameworks and research/practice thinking (blog) Medical scientists and philosophers worldwide appeal to EBM to expand the notion of ‘evidence’ - with a special mention for Rani Lill Anjum who is co-editing our upcoming 2nd CPN book (article) Sci-fi needs to overcome its poor history with disabled people (magazine) … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #16
' A few noteworthy events have happened at CPN Towers over the last few weeks. CPN Exec calls for more critical scholarship Firstly, an editorial written by various members of the CPN Exec appeared in Physiotherapy Canada today. Titled Infusing Rehabilitation with Critical Research and Scholarship: A Call to Action, the paper followed a conversation with Prof Dina Brooks after our last CPN Salon in Cape Town last year. Dina challenged the CPN to do more to explain criticality to physiotherapists, and this paper was part of that conversation (full pdf here). Planning for 2019 Secondly, we had our end-of-year strategic planning meeting last week and had the full Executive present: myself … [Read more...] about A short CPN update
Something for the weekend Healthcare providers' engagement with disability arts (article) The role of the senses in qualitative research (article) 21st-century data in qualitative research (article) What's wrong with self-management? (article) Standing desks are overrated (magazine) The best philosophy books of 2018 (blog) Digital accessibility (blog) Why the (American) education system is a waste of time and money (podcast) Being there, getting old, and quality of life (blog) The gender qualification gap (magazine) Your riding position can give you an advantage in a road cycling sprint (magazine) Full-body interactions and research methods (article) … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #15
Something for the weekend: Walking methodologies in a more-than-human world (pdf) Tobba Sudmann's commentary on person-centred care in physiotherapy (article) Early bird registration for the 2019 Qualitative Health Research Network conference is now open (blog) A retired psychiatrist on living with chronic pain (blog) Focus on the rank and file, not the champions if you really want change (blog) A breakup letter to academic philosophy (blog) The idea of spacing applied to learning, but also therapy? (blog) Why the Enlightenment was not the age of reason (magazine) A history of the medical book (blog) Lifespan has little to do with genes (blog) Period … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #14