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Rethinking for scrutiny, not to be right

Posted by Philip on 17 May 2014, 11:27 am in , , , , , , , ,

it's a new ideaFor about seven years I've guest lectured in the Concepts of Rehabilitation paper at AUT University. The students come from a wide range of disciplines including physiotherapy, chiropractics, nursing and occupational therapy.

I ask that students prepare by reading my journal article, Constructive Functional Diversity (CFD), which quite radically challenges the binary notion of disability and non-disability, and suggests new language for the mainly medicalised ideas behind rehab. It also challenges the focus of functional improvement in favour of considering functional value instead.

Then we have a 90-minute conversation.

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The Internet is for sharing - no permission needed!

Posted by Philip on 28 May 2013, 12:51 pm in , , , , ,

I'm humbled by and stoked about the feedback I've received about the post I wrote last night about worthiness and entitlement. I'm glad it seemed to strike a chord for so many people, because I do really think that entitlement is now a malaise in society, along with the corresponding lack of self-worth evident in many people, particularly among marginalised groups.

I'm also intrigued that, this morning, I received a couple of phone calls and emails from people asking me if they could share the post. Again, I'm very honoured and absolutely willing for people to share what I write. At the same time, I'm flattered but intrigued they felt they needed to ask my permission.

The fact is, one of the primary reasons for my writing a blog is so that my ideas can be shared.

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