Emotional intelligence (EI) is how we identify, understand, use and manage our emotions. For radiographers, EI is important for patient care and patient satisfaction, it is also a predictor of improved work performance. January’s article examines EI in a group of international radiography students and compares them to qualified staff as well as general population norms:
Mackay S J, White P, McNulty J P, Lane S and Lewis S J. A benchmarking and comparative analysis of emotional intelligence in student and qualified radiographers: an international study. JMRS 62 (4), 246-252. 2015.
T1: What do we understand by EI? How does it manifest?
T2: Why EI such an important trait in healthcare professionals?
T3: How can EI be developed on an individual level, programme, educational institutional level?
January’s chat was moderated by one of the article authors, Johnathan McNulty.
Suggested additional reading:
Mackay S J, Baker R, Collier D, and Lewis S . A comparative analysis of emotional intelligence in the UK and Australian radiographer workforce. Radiography. 19(2). 151-155. 2013
Mintz L & Stoller J A Systematic Review of Physician Leadership and Emotional Intelligence J Grad Med Educ 2014;6:21-31
Carmichael A, Bridge P & Harriman A Emotional intelligence development in radiation therapy students: a longitudinal study J Radiotherapy Practice 2015 [IN PRESS]
Grönroos E & Pajukari A Job Satisfaction of the radiological departments’ staff Eur J Radiography 2010;1:133-8
Grant A. (2014) The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence The Atlantic