September 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm #1701
I’m not saying it’s not important to introduce yourself but I think technical ability was more important to me then. This is completely the opposite to what I teach students though!!
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, University of SalfordSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm #1703
I came fairly late to the Hello my name is idea. At the beginning felt a bit like an air stewardess but now am completely used to it. It’s difficult to read name badges and patients/ clients should know who is dealing with themSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:12 pm #1705
Hi Kerry and welcome. Yes part of the skill of the job is reading what is required in a given situation!September 7, 2016 at 7:13 pm #1707
I dont initially use assertiveness..Id rather engage with the woman and let her know that she has control over the proceedure..well at least we can negiotiate..and of course she can say ‘no’ at any time. I often hear people talk about..and the jokes..all imply the squish flattens your breast and they do not realise that I am controlling the pressure.September 7, 2016 at 7:13 pm #1709
Yes definately Geraldine professionalism is important and a great way is to break barrier between the client and the Mammographer is to introduce yourself with a smile ofcourse and this usually relaxes the client ready for the mammogram
S.ShaikhSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:14 pm #1711
Hi Kerry, no it wasn’t my first – you’re quite right, and being a radiographer myself I knew what to expect. You sussed me out!
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, University of SalfordSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:15 pm #1713
Trying to keep one eye on Bake off while typing!September 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm #1715
What about introducing yourself to clients online. Some of the mammographers we’ve worked with aren’t prepared to do that. Is it the same thing?
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, University of SalfordSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm #1717
Watch it on iplayer later, Geraldine!
Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography, University of SalfordSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:17 pm #1719
Do practitioners change their manner when imaging ‘well women’ (ie screening) and then when imaging women with symptoms or recalls? Do the latter group need a different approach?September 7, 2016 at 7:18 pm #1721
I agree totally with you kerry. I have always I hope, introduced myself..we are engaging with women who can be nrevous about the proceedure or outcome..or are not bothered..but I xray women, not breasts! A smile goes a long way to helping ‘read’ her. However..I believe that not all women get a good enough experience. and when they do they need to be reminded to tell their friends!September 7, 2016 at 7:19 pm #1723
Yes, I think all the various groups of women who attend for mammograms need a different approach. There are family history women and those who have had breast cancer previously as wellSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:20 pm #1725
So Geraldine shared a tweet , from to day..Ill quote it..Had talk thru #hellomynameis after my Radiology appt today as it was absent 😦 Radiographer had heard of it & forgot 😕 Said TY for feedback 👍September 7, 2016 at 7:21 pm #1727
So patients/ clients are starting to pick us up for not introducing ourselves. TSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:21 pm #1729
cmercer Claire is a lecturer at the University of Salford. Her specialism is mammography and she has completed research into various aspects of breast compression.Keymaster
My experience of a mammogram last year – I didn’t inform the mammographer who I was and she obviously had no idea who I was which was great. She introduced herself by name and I do remember her doing this; though couldn’t remember anything she told me as I was one of those ‘patients’ who forgets their name as they walk through the door! She was very assertive , confident and it put me at ease as I could tell she knew what she was doing.
As a previous mammographer I agree with you Kerry connection is the key – a smile definitely goes a very long way. I also believe this confident and skilful approach is the key too.
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