Being a newly qualified diagnostic radiographer: Learning to fly in the face of reality.

Affiliation

School of Health Sciences, University of Suffolk, United Kingdom. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

The phenomenon of role transition has been investigated by a range of differing professions over a range of time and utilising a range of different methodologies. It is acknowledged by all studies that the period of transition from student to practitioner is a challenging and at times a stressful experience, often culminating in the newly qualified practitioners experiencing the reality shock of practice. This paper explores one of the key subthemes 'reality hits' which was identified during a wider PhD study Being and Becoming a Diagnostic Radiographer.

Keywords

Newly qualified,Phenomenology,Preceptorship,Radiographer,Transition,

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