This post comes from CPN member Carley King. Carley is a physiotherapist who has developed an interest in evidence based medicine during her Masters in Clinical Research. Here Carley reports on the recent debate on the value of Evidence based medicine at the CSP Congress. Spoiler alert: I’m not sure that evidence-based medicine (EBM) as we understand it at the moment is fit for purpose. That’s my bias out in the open! But on hearing this opening line, I couldn't help but allow a small part of me to wonder if it was ridiculous to even consider an alternative...a very clever debating ploy there! As the debate progressed, it became clear to me that there were some key issues … [Read more...] about Evidence based medicine: why are we even debating it?
Thanks to everyone who sent me comments and thoughts on the Connectivity writing project. Over the next few days I'll post up some of the feedback and thoughts that these pieces. Remember to send comments on these things too and I'll pull them all together. This post came from Jonathan Harvey, PhD candidate (just submitted!), clinician and brain injury sufferer, working at the Open University in the UK. I begin this short note by situating myself as a brain injury survivor who engages with a host of different objects (both living and otherwise) and environments on a daily basis. I started my undergraduate studies with two years of a three year physiotherapy degree in 2001-2003. In … [Read more...] about Connectivity – Contributions from the Network #7 – Jonathan Harvey