There is still a lot of confusion regarding the word “biopsychosocial”. Yes it’s a compound word made up of three other words Biological (physical), Psychological (of the mind) and Social (of the environment). The trouble is that just like the word biopsychosocial is all one, so are humans.Continue reading “What’s in a word? It’s all Biopsychosocial, and a part of the complex human “ecosystem””
Causality in Psychotherapy Research
Dr Hanne Oddli, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, is a clinical psychologist, and researcher. In this video she presents the ongoing work promoting evidential pluralism in psychotherapy research based on a dispositionalist understanding of causality.Continue reading “Causality in Psychotherapy Research”
Open access CauseHealth resource for clinicians
A multidisciplinary book dealing with the philosophical biases that tacitly motivate evidence based and person centered clinical practice.
Short presentation video
Access and download the book for free on the Springer webpage.
Long presentation video
CauseHealth and the clinic. Philosophical bias in medicine
A seminar at NMBU invited a group of clinicians from around Norway to discuss philosophical biases in medicine with us and each other. We discussed the challenge of pursuing genuine person centered healthcare for individual patient in a system of New Public Management, standardisation and silo medicine. The invited participants had backgrounds from psychology, nursing, general practice, psychiatry, physiotherapy, osteopathy, rehabilitation, speech language pathology, and more. Continue reading “CauseHealth and the clinic. Philosophical bias in medicine”
New CauseHealth resource in progress for healthcare professionals
Instead of a normal final report for the CauseHealth project, we decided to write an open access book specifically for healthcare professionals. The book is meant as a resource for those interested in the relationship between their daily practice and the philosophical assumptions that motivate this practice. Continue reading “New CauseHealth resource in progress for healthcare professionals”
A patient experience
Unless we are extremely lucky, we have all been patients within a health system. I now also theorize about it. It might be that the Cause Health project immediately resonated with me because of my own early experiences. Continue reading “A patient experience”
Conference – “Towards a Person Centered Healthcare and Practice” (10 May 2019)
CauseHealth is pleased to announce “Towards a Person Centered Healthcare and Practice” – a conference on philosophy, persons and value. This event is in memory of our friend and CauseHealth collaborator, Stephen Tyreman.
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A philosophical conundrum at the heart of the cranial debate: as explained by Professor Stephen Tyreman
A reminder of the great mind and gentle humanity of Stephen Tyreman. I was honoured to be sent this to publish on the blog, and hope that through writings such as this, he can continue to enlighten and inform us. He wrote it in response to a piece by Monica Noy on “cognitive dissonance”.
Cranial Concept, Reality and Perception
Thanks Monica for this honest and thought-provoking piece and also to Penny for drawing my attention to Monica’s thoughts. It takes a lot of courage to speak out against the prevailing assumptions, practices and mores of any group and particularly of osteopathy which continues to be defensive and therefore somewhat ‘touchy’ about its identity and status in respect to other parts of healthcare.
I suppose I’m a bit closer to Penny’s view on the cranial concept, which is that while the theoretical ‘foundation’ of cranial work is very suspect with…
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In memory of Stephen Tyreman
by Rani Lill Anjum
This week on the evening of 19 November 2018, we lost our dear friend and colleague, Stephen Tyreman. Stephen was involved in the CauseHealth project since the very beginning and will be missed deeply. In the spring, we will organise a final CauseHealth event in his memory. Continue reading “In memory of Stephen Tyreman”
A personal reflection on person-centred care and the role of stories in healthcare
by Stephen Tyreman
This is an extract from a recent article written by Stephen Tyreman for the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. The full text can be found here.
Understanding what person-centred means is much more complex and multi-factorial than I once assumed. It is not merely a question of considering a person’s individual needs and concerns and putting them first. It is recognising that human beings face up to the challenge of illness, pain and disability differently from how we might understand and seek to correct a fault in a car, say. Continue reading “A personal reflection on person-centred care and the role of stories in healthcare”