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Plausible scenarios for the radiography profession in Sweden in 2025
Högskolan i Jönköping, Hälsohögskolan, HHJ, Avd. för naturvetenskap och biomedicin. Högskolan i Jönköping, Hälsohögskolan, HHJ. CHILD.ORCID-id: 0000-0003-2500-190x
Karolinska Institutet, Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Vårdförbundet, Stockholm, Sweden.
2017 (Engelska)Ingår i: Radiography, ISSN 1078-8174, E-ISSN 1532-2831, Vol. 23, nr 4, s. 314-320Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction: Radiography is a healthcare speciality with many technical challenges. Advances in engineering and information technology applications may continue to drive and be driven by radiographers. The world of diagnostic imaging is changing rapidly and radiographers must be proactive in order to survive. To ensure sustainable development, organisations have to identify future opportunities and threats in a timely manner and incorporate them into their strategic planning. Hence, the aim of this study was to analyse and describe plausible scenarios for the radiography profession in 2025.

Method: The study has a qualitative design with an inductive approach based on focus group interviews. The interviews were inspired by the Scenario-Planning method.

Results: Of the seven trends identified in a previous study, the radiographers considered two as the most uncertain scenarios that would have the greatest impact on the profession should they occur. These trends, labelled "Access to career advancement" and "A sufficient number of radiographers", were inserted into the scenario cross. The resulting four plausible future scenarios were: The happy radiographer, the specialist radiographer, the dying profession and the assembly line.

Conclusion: It is suggested that "The dying profession" scenario could probably be turned in the opposite direction by facilitating career development opportunities for radiographers within the profession. Changing the direction would probably lead to a profession composed of "happy radiographers" who are specialists, proud of their profession and competent to carry out advanced tasks, in contrast to being solely occupied by "the assembly line".

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Elsevier, 2017. Vol. 23, nr 4, s. 314-320
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Career development, Radiography profession, Scenario-Planning, Strategic management, Trends
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Pediatrik Radiologi och bildbehandling
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37183DOI: 10.1016/j.radi.2017.07.002ISI: 000413191400018PubMedID: 28965895Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85027279535OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-37183DiVA, id: diva2:1138360
Tillgänglig från: 2017-09-05 Skapad: 2017-09-05 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-21Bibliografiskt granskad

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