Perceptions on site-specific advanced practice roles for radiation therapists in Singapore : a single centre study

Lim, Li Hoon, Pang, Eric Pei Ping, Jadva-Patel, Hansa and Wong, Sharon Mei Mei (2020) Perceptions on site-specific advanced practice roles for radiation therapists in Singapore : a single centre study. Technical Innovations & Patient Support in Radiation Oncology, 13, pp. 17-20. ISSN (online) 2405-6324

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Abstract

Perception of the radiation oncologists (ROs) and radiation therapists (RTTs) on site-specific advanced practice (SSAP) roles for RTTs, the establishment of SSAP in radiotherapy and the possible implication on current services in Singapore were assessed. Opinions of ROs and RTTs on management support, driving forces, restraints and implication upon successful establishment of SSAP were obtained. Main findings include strong RO’s support for SSAP development and RTTs' requisition for fair opportunities on role development. Other potential benefits include RTTs' career advancement, job satisfaction and retention. Enhancement of inter-professional relationship, service quality and patient satisfaction is anticipated with greater communication and collaboration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Advanced practice radiation therapist; Site-specific advanced practice; Radiation therapy; APRT; Role expansion
Research Area: Health services research
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
Depositing User: Philip Keates
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 13:45
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 13:45
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tipsro.2019.11.010
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/44827

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