Remember; Remember the 5th of November so Says UK Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR)
The UK based SCoR has instituted a Radiographer of the Year Award in an effort to highlight the profession's profile. The winner is presented with an award at a ceremony at the House of Commons UK. This year it will be on November 5th in conjuction with World Radiography Day on November 8th.
The gripping sympathetic fiction/faction novel, "I Can See Clearly Now the Rain is Gone", by George Korankye based on the real life incident at Dunblane will help swell the interest in the role of the radiographer in the medical profession.
This is the first time a fictional book, features a radiographer as its hero. The title of the book has been taken from legendary singer Johnny Nash's (Warner Chappell) song who acquiesced to the title being used for the book.
The tragedy in the novel centres around a radiographer, caught up in a situation so terrible that it couldn't be contemplated, and everyone involved is stretched to the limit of their skills and their emotions. From the pits of despair the story reveals how a group of professionals, at the fictional Bonnyholly Hospital, deal with a once in a lifetime major incident of unbelievable horror, they will experience the gamut of all human emotions.
With the lack of public awareness of what a radiographer's role is in the medical profession, the Chief Executive Officer of the Society and College of Radiographers, Richard Evans, commended George Korankye in broaching the subject. Indeed, Mr Evans even went so far as to tell second time author George Korankye that he would be pleased to assist in spreading the news of the book.
“…I agree that there has been a long standing desire within the profession to gain a better public appreciation of what we do. I hope that your book will succeed in meeting this need….”
The book is George Korankye's second, but his first effort at fiction writing. He looks forward to it arousing the reader's curiosity in the indispensable roles of radiographers.
Radiographers carry out various tasks, but one particularly important role is in the operating theatre. When it comes to urology and orthopaedic procedures, you certainly wouldn't want to undergo surgery without one being present.
On a didactic note, archaeologists, historians and anthropologists have exploited the diagnostic talents of radiographers in unearthing more about our ancestors by x-raying mummies, tombs, etc without breaching caskets. Anonymously to the public, radiographers take on research in universities and non academic amenities.
Lyn Mccallum of Glasgow Caledonia University says
“…our profession has been the 'hidden, silent, unrecognised' for years and needs someone… to have taken the time to …show the breadth of the work we do……I can empathise with a lot of the content (of the book) having been on standby for Lockerbie, .. to name but a few. I also visited 'ground zero in April ... quite humbling….... a …copy would be ideal and it may be that we can put this on our student booklists for certain modules….”
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