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Where radiographers fear to tread: Resistance and apathy in radiography practice
TLDR
The culture of the radiography profession as experienced and reported in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia is explored, arguing that if these issues remain unchallenged they may limit both ongoing professional development of individuals and the profession as a whole.
Lessons Learned from Study of Depression in Cardiovascular Patients in an Acute-Care Heart and Vascular Hospital
TLDR
By involving and educating staff, the investigators raised awareness and improved the process of identifying and helping depressed patients, which will help ensure success in future studies of this condition.
Validation of the educational effectiveness of a mobile learning app to improve knowledge about MR image quality optimisation and artefact reduction
TLDR
The study identified the potential of the smartphone app as an effective educational tool to support MR radiographers’ knowledge in recognising and characterising MR image quality errors.
The radiographer's role in child protection: Comparison of radiographers perceptions by use of focus groups
TLDR
A need for training in relation to possible NAI indicators and the correct procedure for documenting their suspicions and initiating an NAI referral is revealed.
Diagnostic radiographers and their role in child protection situations—an exploration of bystander intervention
TLDR
Issues surrounding the diagnostic radiographer's role in child protection are explored using published literature, reflection on clinical practice and theoretical models.
Radiographers and non-accidental injury in children—an Irish perspective
TLDR
The study recommends further education for radiographers dealing with children and NAI, following approval of the majority of the interviewees, who identified the need for further training in this topic area.
An observational study based on the interaction between the paediatric patient and radiographer
TLDR
Successful methods of alleviating a child's fear and anxiety whilst in the X-ray room included the use of child friendly equipment, a simple explanation of what the equipment is before moving it, offering rewards such as stickers and praise and showing the child their image after the examination.
An exploration of adolescents' perceptions of X-ray examinations
TLDR
The study indicates that middle adolescents are not receiving effective quality care that meets their specific needs when presenting for an X-ray examination, and further research could help in providing them with the optimum care.
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