An opinion on role extension, and advanced practice, in the South African radiography context. Where are we heading and what should we aspire to?

Riaan van de Venter, Hesta Friedrich-Nel

Abstract


A variety of barriers exist that hinder quality and appropriate patient-centred healthcare services and care. One solution, in the radiography context, is role extension and advanced practice. Different terminology is discussed and an overview of the status regarding role extension and advanced practice in the South African radiography context is provided. Future directions regarding role extension and advanced practice for the radiography profession are also proposed.


Keywords


task-shifting, role advancement, sustainable healthcare, multi-disciplinary team, artificial intelligence, professional development, career pathing

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The South African Radiographer | ISSN 0258 0241

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