The Virtues of Wisdom and Daring
We RTs need to unite and to dare in order to re-dedicate ourselves in support of our profession. In doing so, we have to rely on our wisdom to move our profession toward the highest quality in everything we do.
I would suggest two steps that may assist us in our forward movement: (1) To continue to build our national organization, ATRA, through our contributions of time and money;(2) To strengthen our professional preparation programs by reforming curriculum and enhancing the quality of faculty. In addition, I think we need to dare to change the name of our professional organization to ARTA to better reflect our concerns for clinical practice and health care.