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On Being a Radiographer: Identity Construction and the Radiographer

Decker, Sola (2006) On Being a Radiographer: Identity Construction and the Radiographer. In: Narrative, Memory & Knowledge: Representations, Aesthetics, Contexts. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 159-164.

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

Item Type: Book Chapter
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Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2009 09:10
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 20:39


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