Personal Narrative: A Career In Radiography

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Being on the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging has taught me a lot and has prepared me for a career in radiography. A major component of the course is the Radiographic Practice and Image interpretation module, which I feel has personally been the most important module in preparing me for the practical aspect of the job. Part of the module involves spending a lot of time out on clinical placement. For me this has been the most enjoyable part of the placement. In the first year you go out on placement in the second semester. It was during this placement block that I realised that I had chosen the right career. The tutorials and lab sessions prepared me a lot for all my clinical block. I feel that the lecturers spent a lot of time…show more content…
It’s one of the 6 C’s and one of the things being constantly highlighted to us during the course. However it’s whilst out on placement I realised it’s not as easy as it sounds. It took me a while to make sure that I was communicating in a clear and concise manner, so that both patients and colleagues could understand what I was trying to relay easily. It was also whist I was out on placement that I learnt the importance of inter-professional working. Learning about it on the Inter-professional education (IPE) module was one thing but experiencing it in a working environment was different. I learnt how to work with nurses and other health professionals. Being in theatres helped me see the importance of inter-professional working and how it makes everyone’s jobs easier and more enjoyable.
One thing I need to work on is my confidence. Although the programme promotes independence and we are encouraged to take initiative I feel that I am still a bit hesitant when it come to this. I find that I don’t always contribute when working in a team, which I’ve attributed to me not being confident enough to do so. I know this is something I need to work on before I qualify. To overcome this I have to continue to push myself to contribute in these situations, regardless of how trivial I think my idea
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