What role should we play in public health promotion? One area where MRS professionals are often involved is smoking cessation, especially for radiation therapists. Our paper this month looks at this topic, but our chat will open up a wider discussion about the other areas of public health where all of us can make a difference.
Ganesh V, Zaki P, Chan S, Turner A, Bristow B, Di Prospero L, Gibson L, DeAngelis C, Chow E. Adverse Health Outcomes Associated with Postdiagnosis Smoking in Prostate Cancer Patients: A Literature Review. JMIRS. 48 (1) p 103–110
- Are radiographers reluctant to engage with health prevention/public health issues? If so, why?
- Do you feel comfortable addressing health prevention/promotion (e.g. smoking, alcohol use, exercise) in your role?
- For smoking cessation- what is your experience? Are patients open to hearing about quitting options etc?
- Do radiographers have a role in preventative/public health/prevention?
Make Every Contact Count (UK initiative)
Times: Vancouver 1pm (20th)/Toronto 4pm/UK 9pm/Sydney 6am (21st)/Wellington 8am