Mental Health Series: Addressing the mental health concerns of medical radiation technologists in Canada
In 2018, the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) identified that there were high levels of emotional exhaustion and among medical radiation technologists. Research has shown that such burnout can lead to significant personal implications, reduced quality of patient care, and can have financial implications for organizations due to absenteeism and low job satisfaction.4–7 There are significant gaps in the literature surrounding the mental health of MRTs and a lack of resources to support them. This research project will help to rectify this situation by gathering mental health information (national survey, interviews and focus groups) and creating guideline resources on how to deal with mental health issues in the workplace. The proposed intern will be involved in all stages within this project. CAMRT will benefit, in alignments with its mandate, by providing valuable mental health information and resources to its membership at the personal, organization and system level to support change that may ultimately improve patient care.