Emporia ESIRC

Scientific Crisis in Radiation Therapy and Cancer Patient Care and Safety

ESIRC/Manakin Repository

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Dodge, Becky
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-21T18:21:37Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-21T18:21:37Z
dc.date.created July 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-07-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3363
dc.description 21 p. en_US
dc.description.abstract Radiation therapy uses ionizing radiation to eradicate cancer from the body. In the last decade, the adoption of new technology significantly increased the sophistication by which radiation treatments are planned and delivered. New technology offers important benefits to patients and has significantly altered the social, or human, interfaces of the treatment environment. With a commitment to the positivist paradigm and quantitative research design, the medical field failed to respond quickly during a recent radiation overdose crisis that threaten cancer patient care and safety. This essay uses Kuhn’s concept of the structure of scientific revolutions to discuss the radiation overdose crisis. It uses information transfer theories and models to explain and pin-point knowledge transfer as it applies to clinical practice in radiation therapy, information science, and medical librarianship. It suggests a new approach to research combining quantitative and qualitative research designs to expand creation of knowledge, improve clinical practices, and better support safe and accurate care of cancer patients. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Radiation oncology en_US
dc.subject Radiation therapy en_US
dc.subject Radiotherapy errors en_US
dc.subject Radiotherapy en_US
dc.title Scientific Crisis in Radiation Therapy and Cancer Patient Care and Safety en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.college slim en_US
dc.academic.area School of Library and Information Management en_US
dc.advisor Mirah Dow en_US
dc.department school of library and information management en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record