Remember, as CAMRT members, you must log-in through the Member’s Resource area of the CAMRT website to access full JMIRS content. Check out the full spring issue now! Here is a selection of some of the great articles included in this issue:
Ensuring awareness of MRI hazards and safety procedures through a formalized education and training program is integral in creating an MRI safety culture that protects patients and staff from harm. The aim of our project was to develop an accessible and interprofessional electronic e-module learning series to instill an MRI safety culture throughout the entire hospital. This is the first such program in Canada. Knowledge of the existence of the MRI unit is only one facet of creating an MRI safety culture. By increasing the awareness of the hazards of MRI to all personnel throughout the hospital, the risk of harm to patients and staff may be decreased.
A number of strategies have been implemented at our institution to allow reductions in the administered dose or imaging time for molecular breast imaging (MBI). In this work, we examine patient opinions of whether dose reduction or time reduction is preferred.
What follows is an unconventional piece of writing for an academic journal. It is a co-written account of the beginning of a relationship between a radiation therapist (RT) (Amanda) and a patient undergoing treatment for breast cancer (Sue). Sue and Amanda met on Twitter, a social media platform that is arguably neutral; a place where patients and health care professionals rarely mingle. How this initial contact carried through to the “real world” is the story that follows.
Treating Too Lightly? Radiation Therapists’ Experiences of Workplace Violence When Providing Care to Cancer Patients and Their Families
Workplace violence (WPV) is defined as any act in which a person is abused, threatened, intimidated, or assaulted during their employment. Despite an absence of published evidence, radiation therapists (RTs) are considered a “low-risk” profession for WPV. The aim of this research was to determine the incidence, severity, and impact of WPV on RTs perpetrated by patients and/or their caregivers.
Included as a supplement with this issue are the proceedings from the RTi3 2018 conference, which recently took place in Toronto, Ontario. Although primarily radiation therapy driven, much of the research is interprofessional and transferable to all disciplines. We encourage you to review the abstracts and connect with the authors to collaborate, share, and engage as we build our own body of knowledge and spark possibility for further inquiry.