The aim is to move, in simple terms, away from the “What is wrong with you?” towards the “What has happened to you?” question… One of the things we wanted to do was to really make very clear the link between personal distress and social context, social inequality, and social injustices. In other words, to put power on the map. Power is not only missing from psychiatric thinking, but it’s also missing from a lot of psychological thinking, and it’s missing from much psychotherapeutic thinking.
A great list of research appraisal tools compiled by the Centre for Allied Health Evidence at the University of South Australia on different approaches to critical appraisal, from systematic reviews to qualitative methods.
So much for the science. As a scientist, this is what I’m expected to say. And yet, this weekend as I sat in my garden, listening to Glastonbury on the radio and watching my children trying to keep cool in the paddling pool, I was overcome for the first time with a feeling I could not shake off. Guilt, and fear. Guilt, that by being too scientific about these things, I don’t have enough passion and impetus to do everything I can about it. And fear for the future we are leaving for my children. For all our children.
Interesting case report that highlights the importance of asking about water pipe/shisha/hookah use specifically in clinical encounters:
“The challenge we all face is how to maintain the benefits of breadth, diverse experience, interdisciplinary thinking and delayed concentration in a world that increasingly incentivises or even demands hyperspecialisation.”
I think this is true to a point, but I can think of numerous areas where it’s not the case.
Really interesting paper looking at the 2-3% of climate studies that don’t agree with anthropogenic global warming (AGW): Learning from mistakes in climate research. tl;dr: they’re all flawed, essentially 100% of the science agrees with AGW #wp https://t.co/EnqgqmLznG
— Ben Harris-Roxas (@ben_hr) May 5, 2019