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
Something for the weekend: A Theoretical Framework for the Critical PosthumanitiesThe Digital Subject: People as Data as PersonsHow does climate change affect your department?15 ways to practice environmental physiotherapyEmbodied cognitive scienceReparation hardware“Wipe out fee debt for teachers, nurses, and allied health professionals after 3 years in post (76%)” A manifesto for higher education.Reason won’t save usKierkegaard’s leapA shorter working weekThe bizarre social history of bedsRacial bias in healthcare algorithmsA robot puppet can learn to walk if it’s hooked up to human legsWhat’s wrong with work (podcast)Why not to rely on claims robots threaten half our jobs … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #61
Last week we asked what kind of Critical Physiotherapy Course format you would be most interested in next year. Here are the results: 23 people voted for one of the four options. 9 voted for the idea of using clinical scenarios as the basis for thinking through theories and ideas. 7 voted for inviting non-physiotherapy speakers to introduce us to unfamiliar ideas and theories. 4 for using YouTube videos of theories and ideas as a prompt for discussion. And 3 for inviting clients/patients to present as a starting point to thinking through theories and ideas. What does this tell us? Perhaps firstly that people are still struggling to find the practical use for … [Read more...] about Should a Critical Physiotherapy Course be practically useful?
Something for the weekend: Pain as revolutionNew projects focus on the rights of artists with disabilitiesThe Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian MedicineResearch as a game of empireFake doctor saves thousands of children’s livesA monk interviews Martin HeideggerLearning as cognitive embodimentAre we telling the truth about ageing?History, philosophy and wonderHealth professionals’ judgements and getting help with eating disordersThe NHS dismantledWorking conditions in aged care homes are awful, largely because the work is done by womenHow to write a successful ethics applicationThe teacher is less important than you thinkBraidotti & Fuller … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #60
We held the end-of-course review meeting for the Critical Physiotherapy Course a few days ago. At the meeting we discussed the course format for next year. Three suggestions were put forward. Can you let us know which of these appeals the most please? We can then use your feedback to start making our plans. Thanks folks. … [Read more...] about What kind of Critical Physiotherapy Course do you want next?
Something for the weekend: In Sickness and in Health 2020 Abstract callWhat biological functions are and why they matter (audio)Philosophical foundations of connectivismA Fresh Look At An Old New Law: The Americans With Disabilities ActWhy is AI transforming healthcare in Asia?Mobile and wearable data-capture in Parkinson's diseaseStriving for self-improvement: Alternative medicine considered as technologies of enhancementWriting the Human “I”: Liminal Spaces of Mundane Abjection“Alexa, monitor my baby”The selected writings of Pierre Hadot - philosophy as practice‘It’s hard to think without your pants on’: patients as knowersThe role of ‘mediators’ of communication in health … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #59
Having a previous poll five years ago has been good because it's given us something to compare results against. There were some notable differences between this year's poll and 2014's, both in terms of popularity of individual items and the things people wanted the CPN to do. Gratifyingly this was mostly because we'd heeded people's advice and tackled many of the things people had wanted before. Popular choices this year included repeating the critical physiotherapy course and setting up a discussion forum. The Exec will look at all of these suggestions in the coming months. Here is breakdown of the findings. If you'd like a copy of the full results, email me at … [Read more...] about 30 Days of September summary results