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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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      Abstract

      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
      highlighted.

      Item Type: Book Chapter
      Additional Information: Copyright for chapters remain with individual authors at all times and permission should be sought from the author for any reproduction other than for personal use.
      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 10:10
      Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 14:11
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4913

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