Karen Gail Roca Gillan
Professional educational and registration
The minimum academic entry requirements in Radiography degree courses are three GCE A/A2 levels and several A-C grade GCSE’s (National Health Service Career,2015a). A levels can also be regarded such as VCE and Scottish qualifications, OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care, and approved Access course (NHS Career,2015b). A radiography course consists of one year studying scientific contents such as physiology and radiation science; this will be followed by further trainings in oncology, psycho-social studies and extensive modules (NHS Career,2015c).
According to Society of Radiographers (2015), it is important to be registered with the Health…show more content… The said councils set standards for CPD for all the registrants. Registrants should keep an up-to-date record of the CPD trainings; demonstrate that CPD trainings are a combination of trainings important to current or future practice; ensure that CPD has made a good impact on the quality of care in their practice; ensure that CPD is for the welfare of the service user; and should provide information on how they met the standards for CPD.
A disciplinary action or removal from the register would take place if the registrants failed to meet these standards. These standards are important to safeguard the public and maintains public’s trust in healthcare profession.
The framework of clinical governance within the health care sector
Clinical governance is an important requirement of NHS Boards. It was implemented to ensure that the quality of service user care is the main concern. In addition, it would maintain the quality of the practice and set of care standards.
According to NHSScotland Healthcare Quality Strategy (2010), clinical governance can be put into use to all services and treatments. All Healthcare organisations, employers, and healthcare professionals have a duty to the public they serve for ensuring quality and safety of…show more content… Firstly, many nurses have an issue about Euthanasia which is carried out when a terminally-ill patient asks to free them from their own suffering. This issue affects the practitioner personally because their decision is influenced by their own values and beliefs in life. Secondly, healthcare professionals have a dilemma on how to distribute limited resources. Would they continue to provide care to a patient who is in a vegetative state for a long time or would they allocate the limited resources instead to other patients who are also in need of medical care? Thirdly, there is a dilemma between things like religious beliefs and the empirical knowledge in nursing practice. For example, what should nurse and other healthcare professionals do when a critically ill patient is admitted to the hospital that really needs a blood transfusion in order to live but the patient’s religious beliefs about blood transfusions are unacceptable? Would the practitioners respect and support the patient’s belief even when it means the patient will die? Lastly, whistleblowing has been another dilemma for nurses. If nurses will expose any malicious or illegal acts of others, then someone’s life and career will be