Towards the development of a reflective radiographer: Challenges and constraints

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Abstract

Currently there is overwhelming support from the health professions for universities to devise curricular approaches that lead to the development of undergraduate reflective skills, and over time, reflective practice. However, in the case of radiography, irrespective of the degree to which radiographers might engage in reflective practice they constantly struggle to shed the perception they are little more than technical operatives. The four-year Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging was introduced by Monash University in 1998 with an overt commitment to the development of a reflective radiographer. Findings from student and supervisor surveys generally support the program and its aims. However, as the findings and student feedback will attest, many challenges and constraints continue to face educators who seek to situate their curriculum within the reflective practice paradigm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 8
Number of pages8
JournalBiomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal
Volume4
Issue number1 (e9)
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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