Over the last few weeks, we've been running a series of posts on the biomedical model. This approach, perhaps more than any other, forms the solid foundations for a lot of physiotherapy theory and practice, so it makes sense to try to understand it better. Here are the links to all the respective posts that make up the complete set: What is the biomedical model #1 - introduction and specific aetiology#2 - germ theory#3 - Cartesian dualism#4 - experimentation#5 - reductionism#6 - normalisation#7 - body-as-machine Critique of the biomedical model #1 - mind-body dualism#2 - medical power#3 - what it means to be a person#4 - standard deviation#5 - (ab)normal … [Read more...] about The biomedical model – for better or worse
The International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) conference will be in Bratislava next week. In preparation, the organisation has published its book of abstracts. I’ve found it very useful searching for specific terms (like stigma, pain, and Foucault) to see what work is being presented. There are some really interesting ideas being talked about here, and some potentially useful connections with the people doing the work. The book of abstracts can be found here: ISCHP2019_BOAFINALDownload And here is the full programme:ISCHP2019_ProgramFinalDownload … [Read more...] about What’s current in critical psychology?
Something for the weekend: The treadmill's dark and twisted past A Qualitative Study Exploring Physical Therapists’ Attitudes Toward Their Roles in Weight Management for People With Knee Osteoarthritis A qualitative study of long-term users’ experiences of physiotherapy in primary health care When Bodies Think: Panpsychism, Pluralism, Biopolitics The science of how we sense ourselves from within Framing citizenship: from assumptions to possibilities in health and physical education The perils of the human imagination Risk and the Spectral Politics of Disability Understanding Physiotherapists’ Intention to Counsel Clients with Chronic Pain on Exercise A critical habermasian … [Read more...] about CPN Digest #42