https://isihconference.com/isih-2020-abstracts/ The ISIH conference is one of the few truly critical health conferences available to members of the CPN. For the last five years, members have met at the conference, and delivered talks. We now have the new conference announcement and the call for abstracts. (Note the closing date as the end of October). We will look to another CPN get-together at in Lleida, and perhaps even organise another Salon. Here, though, are the details... WHERE NEXT FOR CRITICAL HEALTH STUDIES? ADVANCING UNDERSTANDINGS OF HEALTH AND THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE Contemporary concerns for health equity, people’s unequal access to affordable care, pervasive … [Read more...] about Abstracts open for the 8th In Sickness and In Health conference
It's been a few months since we last gave you an update on what the Critical Physiotherapy Network is up to, so here's a short summary of things we've done recently and some of the projects we've got in the pipeline. As always, if you'd like to be involved in anything that we're doing, just get in touch. Add a comment to the post, send us an email, Tweet us (@CriticaPhysio) or message us on Facebook (@CriticalPhysiotherapyNetwork). Our first co-authored book - Manipulating Practices: A critical physiotherapy reader - has been an incredible success. Published by Norway's foremost scientific and technical publisher - Cappelen Damm Forlag - it has been downloaded more than any other book … [Read more...] about What’s going on with the CPN?
We have our monthly CPN Executive video conference on Friday this week, and it's been a while since we updated you on some of the things we're doing and some of the projects that we're involved in, so here's a quick summary: Friday's meeting will be the first with two new members. Viviana Guerrero and Michael Rowe joined Barbara Gibson, Simon Kirkegaard, Gwyn Owen, Dave Nicholls, Jenny Setchell and Nicky Wilson on the Exec last month. Viviana is a doctoral candidate and Senior Research Assistant at Griffith University’s Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation in Australia. (You will have seen some of her work recently with the Spanish translations we've been able … [Read more...] about CPN update – November 2015
One of the best presentations I saw at the recent In Sickness and In Health conference (link to conference programme here), was by Trudy Rudge and Amelie Perron titled 'In praise of ignorance? Towards an epistemology of “unknowing” in nursing and health care.' Rudge and Perron are both brilliant critical nursing researchers, and they were previewing some of the ideas in their upcoming book (link). Their argument was in part that although we might like the idea of certainty in our practice, certainty is not always available. More than this, certainty and risk have become hallmarks of good practice, when in fact, our ability to embrace uncertainty is a much more significant feature of … [Read more...] about Why is ignorance so important to clinical practice?
Physiotherapists were very well represented at this year's In Sickness and In Health conference in Mallorca. Over the three days of the conference, 12 members of the CPN presented, and the standard of the work was as high as anything offered internationally. There were strong presentations on the application of phenomenology to practice, non-medical prescribing, professional competencies and embodied knowledge, discourses of cure and care, personal narratives in weight loss surgery advertising, practice regulation, the construction of fat bodies, artisanal practice, family-based care, post-structural analyses of movement, theories of health policy, and notions of inclusion for disabled … [Read more...] about Critical physios represented at ISIH conference in Mallorca
Each day over the next week I'll post up an abstract for a paper being presented by a member of the Critical Physiotherapy Network at the In Sickness and In Health conference in Mallorca in June 2015. (You can find more information on the conference here.) The Experience of Practice-Based Educators: Supporting Disabled Physiotherapy Students By Karen Atkinson In the UK we have a substantial history of disabled people entering the physiotherapy profession. The most well-known group is probably those who have visual impairments. Over the last 20 years, however, the picture has changed with more students and graduate physiotherapists who are, for example, users of mental health services, … [Read more...] about The Experience of Practice-Based Educators: Supporting Disabled Physiotherapy Students
Each day over the next week I'll post up an abstract for a paper being presented by a member of the Critical Physiotherapy Network at the In Sickness and In Health conference in Mallorca in June 2015. (You can find more information on the conference here.) Physiotherapist non-medical prescribing: A policy of transforming community services, service integration and the primacy of orthopaedic surgery By Nicky Wilson, Pope, C. Roberts, L. and Crouch, R. Purpose & Background The UK non-medical prescribing policy programme is a key component of workforce modernisation and reconfiguration, seen as essential to meet rising healthcare demands. Rights to prescribe medicines now extend to a … [Read more...] about Physiotherapist non-medical prescribing: A policy of transforming community services, service integration and the primacy of orthopaedic surgery