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Professions grapple with defining advanced practice and the characteristics of advanced practitioners. In nursing and allied health, advanced practice has been defined as 'a state of professional maturity in which the individual demonstrates a level of integrated knowledge, skill and competence that challenges the accepted boundaries of practice and… (More)
INTRODUCTION This article presents the results of a single-day census of radiation therapy (RT) treatment and technology use in Australia. The primary aim of the study was to ascertain patterns of RT practice and technology in use across Australia. These data were primarily collated to inform curriculum development of academic programs, thereby ensuring… (More)
The radiographer I am today is not the same radiographer I was in 1982 – my role has changed. This change did not occur by chance; it may have started out as an organic process but ended up as something that was directed and intentional. This paper reflects on my experiences in driving and advocating cultural change in radiography in my hospital and beyond.… (More)
This letter refutes the suggestion made the authors of other letters to the Editor that the proposed model of the characteristics of advanced practitioners excludes research.
As part of a study of the radiation oncology workforce, radiation oncology medical physicists (ROMPs) who had worked in Australia were surveyed regarding their attitudes to participating in research. Responses from 88 ROMPs were available for analysis, representing a broad mix of employment situations and research experience. Greater than 70% of ROMPs… (More)