Now it only comes round once a month, so you’d think i’d be able to manage it wouldn’t you? However, since I started using #TOTM (Tweet of the month) i’ve rarely managed to actually produce one!
Anyways, for July I want to highlight something that I believe is very important, and that is the issue of bullying which takes place whilst students are on clinical placement:
#TOTW from 06-07-16 ‘ #bullying on clinical placement’ https://radiographerben.wordpress.com/2016/07/11/totw-from-06-07-16-bullying-on-clinical-placement/
If you take a look at my blog from back then, you’ll see how it highlights the results of a survey run by the Society of Radiographers of students and their experiences of bullying whilst on clinical placement. With the headline figure that more than 60% of those asked felt they had been subjected to some degree of bullying, it makes for pretty grim reading. I also tweeted another article in July in relation to the student experience on clinical placement:
Both the survey and the above article demonstrate the importance of providing students with the best possible experience of our profession whilst they are with us in hospitals up and down the country learning how to become the next generation of radiographers. If we provide them with a negative experience, then what’s to say that they won’t go on and behave in a similar way when the time comes for them to pass on their knowledge?
If you read both these articles the first time around then thank you. If you haven’t seen them before, then please spare just a few moments of your time to catch up on the message they are trying to get across and if you can, share this with your colleagues!