September 7, 2016 at 6:52 pm #1659
Welcome to our online chat tonight. Have you had a possitive experience with someone introducing themselves..or was it lacking?
Start a new post..or reply to a topic you want to continue. Refresh your screen and lets see where the ‘talking’ goes tonight. If you are a woman, someone working in mammography or just interested..please lurk or take part. Let us know how it was for you. Thank you for taking part. JulieSeptember 7, 2016 at 6:57 pm #1661
I might start in a controversial way. The best experience I had was from a mammo who was very professional but did not communicate with me at all except to tell me where to stand and what to do. I had every confidence in her assertive manner!
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, University of SalfordSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:01 pm #1663
Hello everybody My name is Shaheeda & i am a mammographer
S.ShaikhSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:02 pm #1667
THanks Lesley..is that a good thing? An assertive manner?September 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm #1669
Did the assertive manner make you feel nervous? Tense?
S.ShaikhSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm #1675
No it gave me the confidence that she knew exactly what needed to be done. That’s what I need when I go for a mammo
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, University of SalfordSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm #1681
Shaheeda you seem to have an echo haha
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, University of SalfordSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm #1685
Just making sure everybody can hear me!!😀😀
S.ShaikhSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:06 pm #1687
Do you think it’s just us three on here?
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, University of SalfordSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:06 pm #1689Geraldine ShiresKeymaster
I think a professional manner is important and does inspire confidence but I think introducing yourself is also very importantSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:06 pm #1691
THast’s great. So is it the manner of the health professional that gives you confidence in their skills? DId you feel you have control of the proceedure?September 7, 2016 at 7:08 pm #1693
She might have introduced herself but that’s not the lasting impression (I’ve forgotten what her name is even if she did tell me). I didn’t particularly feel in control but I didn’t mind. I wanted her to be in control. Is that a bad thing?
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, University of SalfordSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:09 pm #1695
Thats is good. The assertiveness is due to the very precise way we like to see the breast images. We have to think about the nipple, the pec, lateral medial borders and many more all within 6 mins!
S.ShaikhSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:09 pm #1697
4 so far LesleySeptember 7, 2016 at 7:09 pm #1699RedKeymaster
Can I ask was this your first mammo?Do you think you would have felt the same if this was your first time?
I am a Mammographer and I always find ladies need some level of connection, be it a smile or sometimes more. In our role I believe we become skilled in ‘reading’ what a lady needs. Even if like in your case it is to be a minimal professional approach. What does others think?
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