Factors impacting on radiographers' emigration and career exiting in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Thambura, Julius M.
dc.contributor.author Amusa, Lateef O.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-18T09:25:54Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-18T09:25:54Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03
dc.description.abstract The world health organisation has raised concerns on the continued global shortage of radiographers. The shortage in South Africa is hard hit by the emigration of these professionals to other parts of the world. The changing health care requirements and disease burdens have raised the need for the health professionals globally. According to records from Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) department of health on the 8th August 2013, there were 427 vacancies in the year 2008, 445 vacancies in 2009, 447 in 2010, 79 vacancies in the year 2011 and 81 vacancies in 2012 for radiography in KZN. Some vacancies in 2011 and 2012 were frozen hence low number of vacancies. This study aimed at exploring the factors that impacted on emigration and career exiting of radiographers in KZN.A quantitative, descriptive survey design was used. The online questionnaire was completed by radiographers that had emigrated and those had left the profession. The findings showed that certain factors impacted on emigration and career exiting of radiographers. In order to stem this problem it is suggested that there is a need for career pathing, recognition of all qualifications obtained in radiography as well as a reduction of working hours so as to reduce social isolation and the harmful effects of radiation. These could help to improve the negative perception of radiography profession hence improving retention of professionals in the province. en_ZA
dc.description.department Radiography en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2017 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.journals.co.za/content/journal/ajpherd1 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Thambura, J. & Amusa, L.O. (2016). Factors impacting on radiographers’ emigration and career exiting in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences, 22(1:1), 98-107. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2411-6939
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/58556
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher LAM Publications Limited en_ZA
dc.rights © LAM Publications Limited en_ZA
dc.subject Radiography en_ZA
dc.subject Radiographer en_ZA
dc.subject Emigration en_ZA
dc.subject Career-exiting en_ZA
dc.subject KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) en_ZA
dc.title Factors impacting on radiographers' emigration and career exiting in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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