I've spent a lot of time this year doing the background work for the book that will follow The End of Physiotherapy (available now in paperback from all good book sellers, and an ideal Christmas present). On the advice of a friend of mine, who is a prolific author, I try to write books, book chapters, and articles in one go. What I mean is that all of the arguments are corralled first, along with the data, references, texts and quotes, and then when I've ironed out what my arguments will be, I write the whole thing in one go once. This is quite different to a collaborative writing project, which is much more iterative, but it helps to reduce the seemingly endless re-writing … [Read more...] about Common problems
Something for the weekend: Women’s Lived Experiences of Chronic Pain: Faces of Gendered SufferingLatest issue of the Journal of Humanities in RehabilitationWhat we’re reading: Writings on Medicine by Georges CanguilhemEmbodiment, objects, posthumanism, polymodernism…New directions in philosophy and literatureNotes Toward an Indigenous New MaterialismAnd to keep the theme going … A New Feminist Materialist Perspective on Competitive Sports, Affect, Sensation and Deleuzian BecomingsThe Environmental Physiotherapy Roundtable on YouTubeAn insiders' term for scientific malpractice has worked its way into pop cultureThe Case for Sending Robots to Day Care, Like ToddlersGlobal profile of … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #65
Something for the weekend: Trees in/as traumaCfP: Brocher Foundation Residencies and Workshops 2020/21Festival of minds and bodies and the ‘Being Human’ exhibitionWhy do many people with Parkinson's develop addictions?Medieval bodies, head to toeHow male bias in medical trials ruined women's healthDance: objects, environment and bodiesApproaches of anatomy teaching for seriously resource-deprived countries: A literature reviewThe human kindness curriculumEnvironmental competencies for healthcare educators and traineesTouch in health professional practiceStudent‐led community placement in physiotherapyCan you dance your way to better health and well-being?Dear white peopleTransgressive … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #64
Two articles published over the last two weeks suggest that we might be having some problems talking to our patients. The first, by Sullivan, Hebron and Vuoskoski (Sullivan, Hebron, & Vuoskoski, 2019) looks at the anxiety experienced by physiotherapists ‘selling’ their own explanations of chronic pain to patients. The therapists were trying to be patient-centred, but their efforts were undermined by ‘an underlying paternalistic wish to get patients “on board”’ (ibid). The authors attribute this anxiety to the confidence that the therapists feel in their biomedical understanding for pain, coming up against the patient’s values and beliefs that either contradict or destabilise their … [Read more...] about Having trouble talking to your patients?
We had our annual Strategic Planning meeting for the CPN Exec last week and had most of our present and past Exec members present. Here is a brief summary of the CPN in 2019: Current Eight-member Exec: Co-chairs Viviana Silva Guerrero (Australia/Colombia) and Dave Nicholls (New Zealand), supported by Tone Dahl-Michelsen (Norway), Jeanette Praestegaard (Denmark), Anna Rajala (Finland/UK), Aydee Luisa Robayo (Colombia), Nicky Wilson (UK), and Adriane Vieira (Brazil)650 members in 57 countriesUK by far the largest members group (120), followed by Australia (50), Canada (42), New Zealand (38), Denmark (32), Norway (28) and USA (26) This year's work: Authors drafting 15 chapters for … [Read more...] about CPN end-of-year quick review
Something for the weekend: The worrying face of digital surveillance in the classroomRethinking the demographic crisis of ageingFoucault audio and video recordings online – updated and links fixedWhat Do U.K. Orthopedic Surgery Patients Think About PROMs?A Discursive Analysis of Differences in Forgetting Talk Between Adults With Cystic Fibrosis With Different Levels of Adherence to Nebulizer TreatmentsPostdisciplinary knowledgeInterventions reducing sedentary behaviour of adults: An update of evidenceTracking biomedicalization in the mediaThe works of Gilles Deleuze: 1953-1969The making of British medicine, 1850-1980Google is hoovering up Americans’ health data - and its perfectly … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #63
Something for the weekend: When theory means campus-based training and practice means work placementsSmashing the Imperial Frame: Race, Culture, (De)ColonialityTheorising with disabled young people with life‐limiting impairmentsProstheses in antiquityHealth Care in Crisis: Hospitals, Nurses, and the Consequences of Policy ChangeHealing architecture and psychiatric practice: (re)ordering work and space in an in‐patient ward in DenmarkAnimals, veterinarians and the sociology of diagnosisWhat makes science trustworthy?Philosophical PosthumanismRisk and the spectral politics of disabilityIn surprise news ... ‘Discrimination influences student activity and mood’Abusing a robot won’t hurt it, … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #62