En sammenlignende studie mellom norske og engelske andre års radiografstudenters opplevelse av uetisk adferd
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Introduction: This dissertation is a comparison study between Norwegian and English second year radiography students’ experience of unethical conduct. Methods: The study is based on quantitative analysis of 60 Norwegian and 53 English second year radiography students. We have translated Valerie Challen’s questionnaire into Norwegian and delivered it out to three different Norwegian university colleges. The data is based on a questionnaire with formed answers. The questions contain topics of an ethical nature covering their situation as a student. They were asked if their own personal code of ethics had been influenced by their experience and their familiarity with pertinent codes of conduct and ethics. We analyzed the results using cross tabulations and chi square tests. Results: The results from the question seeking consent from patient to undertake a radiographic procedure, the English students answered always 51 % of occasions and the Norwegian students answered always 17 % of occasions. English students in 15 % of cases always verbally identified themselves as a student, the Norwegian students answered always in 42 % in the same case. 11 % of the English students never relying on their name badge to identify them, 40 % of the Norwegian students answered never at the same question. 88 % of the English students said that derogatory comments made about patients were always or sometimes justified, while 53 % of the Norwegian students answered always or sometimes. There are significant differences between the English and the Norwegian students in several questions. Conclusion: English and Norwegian students are sometimes placed into clinical situations where they experience unethical behavior which may influence their perception of radiographic conduct. Lack of familiarity with codes of conduct and ethics needs to be addressed to ensure non–acceptance of such behavior.