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On Being a Radiographer: Identity Construction and the Radiographer

By Sola Decker

Abstract

Radiography is a profession that is driven by sociological factors and a rapidly\ud changing technological environment.\ud Using oral history methods, the career history of diagnostic radiographers\ud who have experienced technological and sociological changes in the practice of\ud radiography is explored.\ud The resulting narrative identifies radiographers, consciously or\ud unconsciously engaging in the act of construction and deconstruction of their\ud professional practice in an attempt to create professional identity.\ud Using findings from the ongoing research the paper will look at the\ud struggle for professional identity in a constantly changing work environment.\ud The potential role of narrative research in the development of the profession is\ud highlighted

Topics: RZ, BF
Publisher: University of Huddersfield
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.hud.ac.uk:4913

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