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Purpose/Aim An advanced practice (AP) certification process for radiation therapists (RTTs) was developed by the Canadian Association for Medical Radiation Technologists to set the bar for a recognized and transferable AP designation in Canada. Method ...

AuthorGillian C et al.
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  • Primary Research

When it comes to assuring quality in radiation therapy in Canada, the buck stops with us. Once stated, that sentence will require some clarification. There are many dimensions to quality in radiation therapy—from making an informed decision as to wheth ...

AuthorGillian C

Background Many patients with cancer undergoing radiation treatment have unmet psychosocial and supportive care (PSOSC) needs. Radiation therapists (RTs) have a unique opportunity to provide PSOSC, but the published literature is limited regarding thei ...

AuthorLarsen T, Fineberg H, Rinaldo A, Menon T, Jones G
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Background The medical radiation science (MEDRADSC) collaborative program at Mohawk-McMaster (MoMac) Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has used 360° feedback about the program since its inception in 2004, which is stil ...

AuthorLumsden R, Schofield S
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  • Primary Research

Background Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) exists throughout health care with professionals from different disciplines working together to provide quality patient care. The published literature promotes the benefits of interprofessional education ( ...

AuthorSzumacher E, Di Prospero L, Barker R, Sinclair L, Koo K...
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Background Canadian radiation therapy departments usually have flat organizational structures, with relatively few administrative/managerial levels. The “unit supervisor” level is a typical job role that provides direct supervision of one or more treat ...

AuthorBolderston A, Yendley K, McGregor C, Slowey A, Manship ...
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Introduction Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) is the process when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients to deliver the highest quality of care. IPC can improve communication and knowledge shari ...

AuthorLam J, Shen S, Wong C
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Introduction Stress during one's clinical practicum in a health care profession's educational program has the potential to impede both learning and functioning, and today's health care students experience more stress than did students in the past. The li ...

Authorvon Gemmingen A
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  • Primary Research

At a recent conference in Orlando, the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, François Couillard, tweeted a provocative observation; “concerns expressed at RTC15—improvements in radiation technology are “du ...

AuthorGillian C, Liszewski B
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Background The “resource therapist” supervisory radiation therapy roles at the British Columbia Cancer Agency were recently evaluated. Methods The process included interviews with resource therapists (n = 22) and an electronic survey of stakehold ...

AuthorAmanda Bolderston, Karen Yendley, Cheryl McGregor,Anth...
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  • Primary Research