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dc.contributor.authorDixon A.M.*
dc.contributor.authorDearnley, Christine A.*
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-19T10:16:34Z
dc.date.available2014-12-19T10:16:34Z
dc.date.issued2008-12
dc.identifier.citationDixon AM and Dearnley CA (2008) Radiographer performed stereotactic needle core biopsy: Making a difference. Radiography. 14(1): e85-e90.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/6822
dc.descriptionNo
dc.description.abstractThis case study describes a qualitative investigation of the experiences of 14 experienced mammography radiographers who successfully undertook a formal programme of education and training in stereotactic needle core biopsy (SNCB) of the breast. They now routinely perform SNCB within symptomatic and screening breast services in a variety of NHS hospitals across the country. All 14 radiographers completed a semi-structured postal questionnaire approximately six months after the end of the course. A tentative theory derived from the data suggests that the professional challenge associated with radiographer-performed SNCB builds personal confidence and effects positive change. Three main categories emerging from the data e challenge, confidence and change are underpinned by two main themes e educational, professional and service drivers that promote the realisation of goals and vision; and personal, peer and external motivation sustained by respect, recognition and reward. SNCB role extension as explored in this study is having a positive and transformational impact on patient users of breast diagnostic clinical services and on the professional health carers providing them. The key drivers for this as identified in the study are a formal educational experience, professional role extension opportunities and the NHS modernisation process. The participants experienced positive change as individuals and as professional breast cancer multidisciplinary team members. Academic and financial rewards, respect and recognition from colleagues across professional disciplines and from patients, were key motivators that sustained the process. This study indicates that radiographer-performed SNCB can help deliver the NHS Plan and the NHS Cancer Plan and in doing so has the potential to improve the working lives of health care professionals and ultimately to improve the quality of care for patients.
dc.subjectStereotactic biopsy
dc.subjectBreast
dc.subjectRadiographer
dc.subjectRole extension
dc.subjectCancer
dc.subjectModernisation
dc.titleRadiographer performed stereotactic needle core biopsy: Making a difference
dc.status.refereedYes
dc.date.Accepted2008-06-15
dc.date.application2008-11-05
dc.typeArticle
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.radi.2008.06.007
dc.openaccess.statusclosedAccess


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