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dc.contributor.authorBeck, Jamie J.W.
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Andrew S.
dc.contributor.authorHardy, Maryann L.
dc.contributor.authorSnaith, Beverly
dc.date.accessioned2023-10-04T07:57:49Z
dc.date.accessioned2023-10-31T14:51:02Z
dc.date.available2023-10-04T07:57:49Z
dc.date.available2023-10-31T14:51:02Z
dc.date.issued2023-08
dc.identifier.citationBeck JJW, Wilson AW, Hardy M et al (2023) Evaluating the role of the diagnostic radiographer in identifying child safeguarding concerns: A knowledge, attitude and practice survey approach. Radiography. 29(5): 892-897.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/19640
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Child safeguarding and the appropriate identification of suspected victims represents a global phenomenon. Diagnostic imaging is acknowledged as a contributory diagnostic service but the role of the radiographer in the identification and escalation process is less well understood. Method: A Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) survey was constructed to evaluate knowledge base in the context of the patient–radiographer interaction, the shaping of attitude towards child safeguarding and attitudes held towards their role plus the actual practical experiences of managing child safeguarding concerns. Results: Respondents demonstrated a inconsistent knowledge base with respect to physical, social and radiographic signs and symptoms of child safeguarding concern. A positive attitude towards the role of the radiographer in child safeguarding was demonstrated but one that was shaped more by experience than pre-registration education. Assessment of concerns was chiefly influenced by clinical history and appreciation of aetiology. Practically, radiographers have infrequent involvement with the identification and escalation of concerns. Whilst some statistically significant relationships between responses and demographics did exist, these were either sporadic or argued to be a result of natural variation. Conclusion: Assessment of physical and social signs of child safeguarding concern are argued to be becoming more challenging. Radiological signs continue to be visible to radiographers but with increasing use of other imaging modalities these signs are becoming more varied in nature and are providing new challenges. Radiographers are capable of escalation when required to do so. Implications for practice: To maximise the contribution of the profession, education needs to account for imaging modality worked with, in combination with an understanding of related aetiology. Previously existing concerns with respect to escalating processes are no longer in evidence and radiographers are both willing and able to contribute to that process.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2023.06.014en_US
dc.rights© 2023 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of The College of Radiographers. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)en_US
dc.subjectChilden_US
dc.subjectSafeguardingen_US
dc.subjectRadiographeren_US
dc.subjectImagingen_US
dc.subjectSurveyen_US
dc.titleEvaluating the role of the diagnostic radiographer in identifying child safeguarding concerns: A knowledge, attitude and practice survey approachen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2023-06-26
dc.date.application2023-07-08
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.rights.licenseCC-BYen_US
dc.date.updated2023-10-04T07:57:57Z
refterms.dateFOA2023-10-31T14:51:45Z
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccessen_US


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