Highlighting a gap in radiographers' pain knowledge: A letter to the editor on ‘Radiographers’ decision-making processes in the movement of pain-afflicted adult trauma patients in planar diagnostic imaging’

Sophie Shephard, Kate Dahlenburg

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Abstract

This letter to the editor highlights a crucial knowledge gap within the radiography profession—a modern understanding of pain. The outdated belief that pain is directly correlated to tissue injury or pathology is misleading and potentially harmful, as it could lead to the stigmatisation and invalidation of patients with pain. Radiographers are urged to listen to their patients in order to truly understand their pain, and to embrace the opportunity to develop their knowledge and enhance the experience of patients in the imaging department
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-352
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Medical Radiation Sciences
Volume70
Issue number3
Early online date01 Jun 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023

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