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Danish and Swedish Radiographers’ Attitudes towards their Profession and Reporting Radiography - A Qualitative Study

Andersson, Martin LU and Moreno Ourcilleon, Rodrigo LU (2016) RSJK21 20152
Department of Health Sciences
Abstract
Reporting radiographers can write diagnostic statements on radiological images. Unlike in Denmark, Sweden has not implemented reporting radiographers. The aim of the study was to examine how Danish and Swedish radiographers’ view the use of reporting radiographers through the contexts profession and professional development. Fourteen radiographers from two Danish and four Swedish hospitals were interviewed with a semi-structured interview guide. The interview material was analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results showed radiographers in both countries were positive towards using reporting radiographers as long as they undergo proper education and have clearly defined areas of responsibility. Swedish radiographers were more... (More)
Reporting radiographers can write diagnostic statements on radiological images. Unlike in Denmark, Sweden has not implemented reporting radiographers. The aim of the study was to examine how Danish and Swedish radiographers’ view the use of reporting radiographers through the contexts profession and professional development. Fourteen radiographers from two Danish and four Swedish hospitals were interviewed with a semi-structured interview guide. The interview material was analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results showed radiographers in both countries were positive towards using reporting radiographers as long as they undergo proper education and have clearly defined areas of responsibility. Swedish radiographers were more ambivalent than their Danish counterparts regarding the responsibilities for reporting radiographers. There is need for further research into these subject matters and the inclusion of viewpoints from other professional groups in the radiology department. Future quantitative studies may also be used to provide valuable generalisation of viewpoints. (Less)
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Andersson, Martin LU and Moreno Ourcilleon, Rodrigo LU
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RSJK21 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Reporting radiography, Radiographer, Image Diagnostics, Image Reviewing, Profession, Professional Development, Role Extension, Co-Operation, Competence, Education.
language
English
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8778175
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2016-03-29 11:04:03
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  abstract     = {Reporting radiographers can write diagnostic statements on radiological images. Unlike in Denmark, Sweden has not implemented reporting radiographers. The aim of the study was to examine how Danish and Swedish radiographers’ view the use of reporting radiographers through the contexts profession and professional development. Fourteen radiographers from two Danish and four Swedish hospitals were interviewed with a semi-structured interview guide. The interview material was analysed using qualitative content analysis. Results showed radiographers in both countries were positive towards using reporting radiographers as long as they undergo proper education and have clearly defined areas of responsibility. Swedish radiographers were more ambivalent than their Danish counterparts regarding the responsibilities for reporting radiographers. There is need for further research into these subject matters and the inclusion of viewpoints from other professional groups in the radiology department. Future quantitative studies may also be used to provide valuable generalisation of viewpoints.},
  author       = {Andersson, Martin and Moreno Ourcilleon, Rodrigo},
  keyword      = {Reporting radiography,Radiographer,Image Diagnostics,Image Reviewing,Profession,Professional Development,Role Extension,Co-Operation,Competence,Education.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Danish and Swedish Radiographers’ Attitudes towards their Profession and Reporting Radiography - A Qualitative Study},
  year         = {2016},
}