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
Back at the start of the year, Jenny Setchell introduced me to Kerry Chamberlain, the convener of the International Society of Critical Psychology. ISCHP has been running for a lot longer than the CPN, but we have a lot in common and it was great meeting Kerry and sharing ideas about our various organisations. As part of that conversation, I talked about blogging and how I use it to develop and share ideas. Kerry asked me to write something about it for the ISCHP website and the original post was published here back in March. I came back to it the other day and thought it might be good to post on this site. Blogging is something that daunts a lot of people, so I hope this post goes some … [Read more...] about Why you should write a blogpost – yes you!
This message comes from CPN member and Naked Physio blogger Paul Lagerman, and goes out to anyone in the profession who would like to participate in Paul's excellent Naked Physio blog: I'm the creator of the naked physio blog and podcast and also part of the CPN network. I'm looking for clinicians to come onto the naked physio podcast to share their knowledge and experience of their clinical role and expertise in all specialist fields. I am also looking to discuss your thoughts on the changing landscape of healthcare, the supporting evidence and how this is disseminated at the clinical front line. I am also very open to thoughts and ideas on topics that may have an indirect … [Read more...] about Call for critical thinkers
This blogpost was published recently on noijam.com and I thought it might be interesting to point people to it. Seamus Barker is a physiotherapist who also completed a BA in Social Theory and Literature. Seamus uses critical theory and continental philosophy in his work and is currently completing a PhD at the University of Sydney's Centre for Values, Ethics, and the Law in Medicine. Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at a conference at Monash University in Australia, convened in partnership with Warwick University in the UK, entitled Translating Pain: an International Forum on Text, Language and Suffering. One of the central questions asked by the conference was whether … [Read more...] about Translating pain (reblog)
"... get comfortable asking yourself, your colleagues, your managers, your commissioners, your governing bodies: SO WHAT?!" From Jack Chew. … [Read more...] about So what… A guest blog by Jack Chew
This is a reblogging of a post from last week by Alan Taylor...well worth a read. WARNING! This blog may contain traces of humour ... If you suffer a sense of humour deficit ... DO NOT READ ON! Some time ago now, I had the pleasure of reading an excellent article by Will Self called ‘The awful cult of the talentless hipster has taken over’ … Whilst I didn’t necessarily agree with his diatribe entirely, I lapped up the trademark dour humour, empathised with his view and thoroughly enjoyed the read. Then in a bizarre moment of thought association, my mind turned to my own area of interest, Health Sciences and evidence based practice (Physiotherapy in particular) … though this … [Read more...] about ‘Forget gurus, the cult of the evidence-based blogger has taken over’ by Alan Taylor
I've been in Wellington for the last three days exploring the archives to find any trace of physical therapy activity in New Zealand in the 19th century. So far it's been a frustrating search. While I've been down here, I've been having some interesting discussions with people about disabled physiotherapy students. We have just graduated our first tetraplegic physiotherapist and I've been in discussion with our regulatory authority about the conditions for their license to practice. So this article sent to me by CPN member Anne Hudon came at a very convenient time. Thanks Anne. Across the country, people with disabilities are redefining the possible by excelling in scholarly … [Read more...] about Opening doors to disability