Are you a researcher as well as a medical illustrator?

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Introduction

When we list the areas of practice for medical illustrators we always include research, but how involved in research are we? The aim of this activity is to encourage your professional development not just as a medical illustrator but your involvement with research whether that is undertaking your own research, undertaking evidence based practice, working as part of a research team, advising researchers on the value of medical illustration or supporting a student undertaking a research project for their degree or post-graduate qualification.

  1. What is your current awareness about research?
  2. What are your personal goals or professional directions? Do they or might they include research?
  3. What research is going on in your specialism?

 

On completion of this learning activity you will be able to:
  • Recognised the importance of research as a healthcare professional.
  • Examined the role of research in your continuing professional development.

 

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Young S. & Bellamy K. (1997) Research for medical illustrators. Part 2: Trial design, protocols, results and reporting. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 20(3): 123–127. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/pdf/10.3109/17453059709063700

Young, S. (2008) Research for Medical Illustrators: Designing Photographic Protocols, 31 (3): 99-102. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17453050802351198

Bryson, D. (2001) Research for medical illustrators: searching for references. Journal of Audiovisual Media in Medicine 24 (2): 64-9. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/01405110120048900

Young S. (2002) Research for medical photographers: Photographic measurement. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 25(3): 94–98. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/014051102320376799

Young S. 2009. Research for Medical Illustrators: Using Linear Scales in Photographs. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 32(1): 4–7. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17453050802687963

Young S. (2008) Research for Medical Illustrators: Photographic Photometry. Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine, 31(4): 143-146. http://informahealthcare.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17453050802520545

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