Law & Ethics in Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutic Radiology

With Risk Management and Safety Applications

By

  • Ann Obergfell, JD, RT(R), Dean, College of Health Sciences, St. Catharine College, St. Catharine, KY

This text addresses ethics, law, risk management, and safety in diagnostic imaging and therapeutic radiology. Each chapter contains case studies or scenarios in order to better illustrate concepts to the reader. Sample forms at the end of the text offer guidance in the preparation and drafting of forms, charts, procedures, and policies. Includes information on decision-making, patient rights, malpractice, civil liability, record keeping, communication, education, and more.
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Book information

  • Published: July 1995
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-5062-3


Table of Contents

Introduction. Ethical Theories. Code of Ethics. Ethical Problem-Solving and Decision Making. The Law. Civil Liability. Medical Negligence and Malpractice. Patient's Rights and Informed Consent. Risk Management. Products and Equipment. Safety and Security. Documentation/Record Keeping. Communication. Whistleblowing. Education. Appendix.