Clinical placement challenges associated with radiography education in a low-resource setting: A qualitative exploration of the Ethiopian landscape

Authors: Kumsa, M.J., Lemu, B.N., Nguse, T.M., Omiyi, D.O. and Akudjedu, T.N.

Journal: Radiography

Volume: 28

Issue: 3

Pages: 634-640

eISSN: 1532-2831

ISSN: 1078-8174

DOI: 10.1016/j.radi.2022.04.014

Abstract:

Introduction: Clinical placements (CP) are of paramount importance in the learning and the acquisition of key competencies in terms of knowledge, skill and professional attributes required for clinical radiography practice. This study explored the challenges faced by radiography students and educators in relation to clinical placement and training in Ethiopia. Methods: A qualitative approach using focus group discussion and interviews were used to explore the experiences of students and educators, respectively, pertaining to challenges encountered in relation to the clinical placement of students across four university affiliated hospitals. Data obtained was analysed using a structured three step framework and the coding approach employed in a thematic analysis. Results: Participants comprise of third- and fourth-year undergraduate radiography students (n = 14) and educators [academic faculty (n = 7) and clinical practice educators (n = 8)]. Four main themes were identified, which relate to deficiencies of an existing training curriculum and its implementation strategies, inadequate resource and infrastructure within the CP environments and absence of advanced training opportunities. Conclusion: This research showed that there are many and varied challenges encountered by both students and educators in relation to CP and training of radiography students in Ethiopia. These challenges could potentially affect the future performance of students/practitioners and/or the appropriate application of the core clinical radiography skills and competencies in the world of work. Implications for practice: Clinical radiography training in resource-limited settings will require urgent attention and support with modern infrastructure including simulation to augment their clinical development to acceptable standards.

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Clinical placement challenges associated with radiography education in a low-resource setting: A qualitative exploration of the Ethiopian landscape.

Authors: Kumsa, M.J., Lemu, B.N., Nguse, T.M., Omiyi, D.O. and Akudjedu, T.N.

Journal: Radiography (Lond)

Volume: 28

Issue: 3

Pages: 634-640

eISSN: 1532-2831

DOI: 10.1016/j.radi.2022.04.014

Abstract:

INTRODUCTION: Clinical placements (CP) are of paramount importance in the learning and the acquisition of key competencies in terms of knowledge, skill and professional attributes required for clinical radiography practice. This study explored the challenges faced by radiography students and educators in relation to clinical placement and training in Ethiopia. METHODS: A qualitative approach using focus group discussion and interviews were used to explore the experiences of students and educators, respectively, pertaining to challenges encountered in relation to the clinical placement of students across four university affiliated hospitals. Data obtained was analysed using a structured three step framework and the coding approach employed in a thematic analysis. RESULTS: Participants comprise of third- and fourth-year undergraduate radiography students (n = 14) and educators [academic faculty (n = 7) and clinical practice educators (n = 8)]. Four main themes were identified, which relate to deficiencies of an existing training curriculum and its implementation strategies, inadequate resource and infrastructure within the CP environments and absence of advanced training opportunities. CONCLUSION: This research showed that there are many and varied challenges encountered by both students and educators in relation to CP and training of radiography students in Ethiopia. These challenges could potentially affect the future performance of students/practitioners and/or the appropriate application of the core clinical radiography skills and competencies in the world of work. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: Clinical radiography training in resource-limited settings will require urgent attention and support with modern infrastructure including simulation to augment their clinical development to acceptable standards.

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Clinical placement challenges associated with radiography education in a low-resource setting: A qualitative exploration of the Ethiopian landscape

Authors: Kumsa, M.J., Lemu, B.N., Nguse, T.M., Omiyi, D.O. and Akudjedu, T.N.

Journal: RADIOGRAPHY

Volume: 28

Issue: 3

Pages: 634-640

eISSN: 1532-2831

ISSN: 1078-8174

DOI: 10.1016/j.radi.2022.04.014

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Clinical placement challenges associated with radiography education in a low-resource setting: A qualitative exploration of the Ethiopian landscape

Authors: Kumsa, M.J., Lemu, B.N., Nguse, T.M., Omiyi, D.O. and Akudjedu, T.N.

Journal: Radiography

Publisher: Elsevier

ISSN: 1078-8174

Abstract:

Introduction Clinical placements (CP) are of paramount importance in the learning and the acquisition of key competencies in terms of knowledge, skill and professional attributes required for clinical radiography practice. This study explored the challenges faced by radiography students and educators in relation to clinical placement and training in Ethiopia.

Methods A qualitative approach using focus group discussion and interviews were used to explore the experiences of students and educators, respectively, pertaining to challenges encountered in relation to the clinical placement of students across four university affiliated hospitals. Data obtained was analysed using a structured three step framework and the coding approach employed in a thematic analysis.

Results Participants comprise of third- and fourth-year undergraduate radiography students (n = 14) and educators [academic faculty (n = 7) and clinical practice educators (n = 8)]. Four main themes were identified, which relate to deficiencies of an existing training curriculum and its implementation strategies, inadequate resource and infrastructure within the CP environments and absence of advanced training opportunities.

Conclusion This research showed that there are many and varied challenges encountered by both students and educators in relation to CP and training of radiography students in Ethiopia. These challenges could potentially affect the future performance of students/practitioners and/or the appropriate application of the core clinical radiography skills and competencies in the world of work.

Implications for practice Clinical radiography training in resource-limited settings will require urgent attention and support with modern infrastructure including simulation to augment their clinical development to acceptable standards.

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Clinical placement challenges associated with radiography education in a low-resource setting: A qualitative exploration of the Ethiopian landscape.

Authors: Kumsa, M.J., Lemu, B.N., Nguse, T.M., Omiyi, D.O. and Akudjedu, T.N.

Journal: Radiography (London, England : 1995)

Volume: 28

Issue: 3

Pages: 634-640

eISSN: 1532-2831

ISSN: 1078-8174

DOI: 10.1016/j.radi.2022.04.014

Abstract:

Introduction

Clinical placements (CP) are of paramount importance in the learning and the acquisition of key competencies in terms of knowledge, skill and professional attributes required for clinical radiography practice. This study explored the challenges faced by radiography students and educators in relation to clinical placement and training in Ethiopia.

Methods

A qualitative approach using focus group discussion and interviews were used to explore the experiences of students and educators, respectively, pertaining to challenges encountered in relation to the clinical placement of students across four university affiliated hospitals. Data obtained was analysed using a structured three step framework and the coding approach employed in a thematic analysis.

Results

Participants comprise of third- and fourth-year undergraduate radiography students (n = 14) and educators [academic faculty (n = 7) and clinical practice educators (n = 8)]. Four main themes were identified, which relate to deficiencies of an existing training curriculum and its implementation strategies, inadequate resource and infrastructure within the CP environments and absence of advanced training opportunities.

Conclusion

This research showed that there are many and varied challenges encountered by both students and educators in relation to CP and training of radiography students in Ethiopia. These challenges could potentially affect the future performance of students/practitioners and/or the appropriate application of the core clinical radiography skills and competencies in the world of work.

Implications for practice

Clinical radiography training in resource-limited settings will require urgent attention and support with modern infrastructure including simulation to augment their clinical development to acceptable standards.

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Clinical placement challenges associated with radiography education in a low-resource setting: A qualitative exploration of the Ethiopian landscape

Authors: Kumsa, M.J., Lemu, B.N., Nguse, T.M., Omiyi, D.O. and Akudjedu, T.N.

Journal: Radiography

Volume: 28

Issue: 3

Pages: 634-640

Publisher: Elsevier

ISSN: 1078-8174

Abstract:

Introduction: Clinical placements (CP) are of paramount importance in the learning and the acquisition of key competencies in terms of knowledge, skill and professional attributes required for clinical radiography practice. This study explored the challenges faced by radiography students and educators in relation to clinical placement and training in Ethiopia. Methods: A qualitative approach using focus group discussion and interviews were used to explore the experiences of students and educators, respectively, pertaining to challenges encountered in relation to the clinical placement of students across four university affiliated hospitals. Data obtained was analysed using a structured three step framework and the coding approach employed in a thematic analysis. Results: Participants comprise of third- and fourth-year undergraduate radiography students (n = 14) and educators [academic faculty (n = 7) and clinical practice educators (n = 8)]. Four main themes were identified, which relate to deficiencies of an existing training curriculum and its implementation strategies, inadequate resource and infrastructure within the CP environments and absence of advanced training opportunities. Conclusion: This research showed that there are many and varied challenges encountered by both students and educators in relation to CP and training of radiography students in Ethiopia. These challenges could potentially affect the future performance of students/practitioners and/or the appropriate application of the core clinical radiography skills and competencies in the world of work. Implications for practice: Clinical radiography training in resource-limited settings will require urgent attention and support with modern infrastructure including simulation to augment their clinical development to acceptable standards.

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