The course was your biggest priority for 2020 in last year's 30DoS campaign, so here it is.And this year is going to be particularly special.We're tying the course to the publication of the 2nd international book of critical physiotherapy thinking - Mobilising knowledge- which will be out at the end of the year.You'll get to read some of the chapters from the book in advance and hear the authors talk about some of the most innovative work currently going on in physiotherapy.We have six sessions running from May to October, each covering a different chapter from the book: 14th May 8pm (CET) - Bodily ways of knowing: How students learn about and through bodies … [Read more...] about The 2nd fully free and open Critical Physiotherapy Course is back for 2020!
Something for the weekend: Life diagrams: a methodological and analytical tool for accessing life historiesVital Bodies: Living with Illness, review(see Ch. 2 on ‘Exercise’)How bureaucracy fuels innovationHow racism became a public health crisis in PittsburghAPTA’s 100 milestones of physical therapy timelineCritical reflection in medical training and the biomedical worldviewArts on prescription in Scandinavia: a review of current practice and future possibilitiesGroup pain neuroscience education and dance in institutionalized older adults with chronic painHow propaganda became public relationsArchitecture and the modern hospitalRobots steady breast cancer surgeon's hands in first human … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #79
Something for the weekend: Big gender gap in medical faculty payCfP: Living with disease and its politicsUpskilling health-care workersThe politics of logicHumility and self-doubt are the hallmarks of a good therapistThe AI delusion: Why humans trump machinesThe dark shadow in the injunction to ‘do what you love’An algorithm that can spot cause and effect could supercharge medical AIGoogle has released a tool that can spot doctored imagesOB-GYNs Are Using Reddit To Help People Who Desperately Need AdviceChristopher Bray reviews History and Imperialism by Louis AlthusserRacial disparities in health carePills are not the only way to manage chronic pain like mineDear Life by Rachel Clarke … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #78
Something for the weekend: Translating healthcare research evidence into practice: The role of linked boundary objects in falls preventionChronic pain experience among people who use illicit drugs in Montreal (Canada)The Unmapped Geography of BreathLimbsPower and Culture: The Cultural Foundations of Brazilian SociologyCultural competency and the reproduction of White supremacy in occupational therapy educationMarketplace, Power, Prestige. The Healthcare Professions’ Struggle for Recognition (19th-20th Century)High-income countries remain overrepresented in highly ranked public health journalsPain managementPicture books on prescriptionCould this hand washing robot help save lives?Welfare … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #77
Part 8 - So how do you know if a piece of qualitative health research is good? In the seven blogposts that have preceded this, I’ve set out a personal critique of some of the problems I see all too often in qualitative research. I read and review dozens of qualitative health research articles each year, and my broader interest in the sociology and philosophy of health means I also get to read a lot of really good stuff too. So I’m claiming that as my mandate to offer some critical comments. So what makes for a good qualitative health research study, and how can you tell if you’ve found a diamond or just a bit of cheap plastic costume jewellery? Well I would say that the first thing … [Read more...] about Qualitative Health Research – A guide for the perplexed
Something for the weekend: “the changes we proposed at Khan Academy did not catch on in schools”These stories don’t get toldThe government of diabetes care in DenmarkOnline images reinforce gendered occupational stereotypesHow stressed are postgraduate students?Why we should all read Walter Benjamin todayGetting health apps into clinical practiceMapping the Experiences of Young People Living in a Family Affected by a Neurological ConditionToday’s liberals dream of a workerless paradiseInvestigating structural inequalities in the culture of medicineEmbodying empathy: A phenomenological study of physician touchPerceptions of painAn artist uses 99 phones to fake a Google Maps traffic jamWhen … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #76
Part 7 - Philosophy and the place of research methods Now we get to the heart of one of the most contentious issues in QHR. If you’ve followed the series so far, we’ve covered a lot of ground: sampling, generalisability, voice, and the ‘emic’ perspective, but we’re mining the motherlode now when we talk about the place of philosophy and methods in QHR. So let’s be clear from the outset, QHR places far too much emphasis on research methods and nowhere near enough on philosophy. Anchoring a qualitative study in philosophy is perhaps the most valuable thing you can do to a research study. Firstly, it guides every step of the process - every aim, and every question you pose of the … [Read more...] about Qualitative Health Research – A guide for the perplexed