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Training of radiotherapy professionals: status, content, satisfaction and improvement suggestions in the Greater Region.
Dubois, Nadège; Diep, Anh Nguyet; Ghuysen, Alexandre et al.
2022In BMC Medical Education, 22 (1), p. 485
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Keywords :
Radiotherapy; Skills; Teaching methods; Training; Curriculum; Professional Competence; Radiation Oncology/education; Radiation Oncology; Education
Abstract :
[en] BACKGROUND: The initial training of Radiation Oncology professionals can vary widely across Europe. The aim of this study was to assess the status and content of the initial training programs currently implemented in the Greater Region: Lorraine (Nancy, France), Saarland (Homburg, Germany), Luxembourg, and Liège (Wallonia, Belgium). METHODS: A survey was developed to investigate (1) the overall satisfaction, learning objectives, and teaching methods used during initial training programs and (2) the perceptions of the importance of key professional competencies as described by the CanMEDS (a framework that identifies and describes the abilities physicians require to effectively meet the health care needs of the people they serve). In addition, open-ended questions were used to elicit opinions on room for improvement. Participants (N = 38) were physicians (radiation oncologists (RO) seniors and residents) and radiation therapists (RTTs). RESULTS: Only 21.1% of the respondents declared having acquired all the competencies required for their professional practice during their initial training. Heterogeneity in teaching methods was noted within professional programs but there is no difference between those from RO and RTT in the teaching of technical and relational skills. Relational skills were not addressed in a range of 39.5-57.9% of respondent's curricula. More practical lessons were deemed necessary to improve radiotherapy (RT) training programs. CONCLUSIONS: Radiation oncology professionals expressed the need for more practical teaching, especially in the training of non-technical skills. Regarding the perceived importance of professional aptitudes, radiation oncology professionals highlighted medical and relational skills as the most important competencies.
Disciplines :
Radiology, nuclear medicine & imaging
Human health sciences: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Author, co-author :
Dubois, Nadège  ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Faculté de médecine
Diep, Anh Nguyet  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Santé publique : de la Biostatistique à la Promotion de la Santé
Ghuysen, Alexandre ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Simulation en santé publique
Declaye, Joséfine ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Service des urgences
Donneau, Anne-Françoise ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Santé publique : de la Biostatistique à la Promotion de la Santé
Vogin, Guillaume;  UMR 7365 CNRS-UL IMOPA, Biopole, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France ; Centre National de Radiothérapie du Luxembourg, Esch sur Alzette, Luxembourg
Fleckenstein, Jochen;  Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg, Germany
Coucke, Philippe  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Radiothérapie ; Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Service médical de radiothérapie
Ben Mustapha, Selma ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Service médical de radiothérapie
Language :
English
Title :
Training of radiotherapy professionals: status, content, satisfaction and improvement suggestions in the Greater Region.
Publication date :
22 June 2022
Journal title :
BMC Medical Education
eISSN :
1472-6920
Publisher :
BioMed Central Ltd, England
Volume :
22
Issue :
1
Pages :
485
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Funders :
Interreg project
Funding text :
This work was supported by an Interreg project under Grant N°043–1-01–125.
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