Emotional intelligence development in student radiation therapists: A longitudinal pilot study

Carmichael, Mary-Ann, Bridge, Pete, & Harriman, Anita (2015) Emotional intelligence development in student radiation therapists: A longitudinal pilot study. In UK Radiation Oncology Conference (UKRO), 8-10 June 2015, De Vere at Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Emotional intelligence (EI) is defined as “the ability to recognise, understand and manage emotions in ourselves and others” [1].

Initially identified as a concept applied to leadership and management, EI is now recognised as an important skill in a number of areas, including healthcare [2]. Empathy (the ability to see the world through someone else’s eyes) is known to play an important role in the therapeutic relationship with patients [3]. As EI has been shown to improve empathy [4], it is clear that developing the EI of student health professionals should benefit patients in the long term. It is not surprising, then, that a number of studies have investigated the role of EI in medical, dental and nursing students, however there is little reported evidence relating to EI development in pre-registration radiation therapy (RT) students.

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ID Code: 91403
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Emotional intelligence, Radiation therapy, Healthcare students
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > ONCOLOGY AND CARCINOGENESIS (111200) > Radiation Therapy (111208)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 18 Jan 2016 02:31
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 02:31

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