‘On their side’: Focus group findings regarding the role of MRI radiographers and patient care

Munn, Z, Jordan, Z, Pearson, A, Murphy, FJ and Pilkington, D 2014, '‘On their side’: Focus group findings regarding the role of MRI radiographers and patient care' , Radiography, 20 (3) , pp. 246-250.

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Abstract

Introduction: Radiographers have been described as caring and concerned healthcare professionals, who are attentive to the needs of their patients. However, this may not always be the case, and patient care may be overlooked at times. Methods: A qualitative descriptive study using a focus group was conducted with radiographers to determine their views on patient care. The focus group included 7 MRI radiographers of varying levels of experience. The data was analysed following a process of thematic analysis. Results: 7 themes emerged from analysis of the data. These were; a trade-off, a wide range of patients with a wide range of issues, from one extreme to the other, it's not that bad, getting the patient scanned, room for improvement, and on their side. Conclusion: The radiographers considered themselves on the patient's side, with the main objective to get the patient scanned, in some way, to aid in their diagnosis and treatment.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Radiography
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1078-8174
Depositing User: WM Taylor
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 11:12
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 11:12
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40392

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