- Imaging Scenarios spark classroom discussion and encourage students to apply what they have learned and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Review Questions at the end of each chapter allow students to test their retention of chapter content.
- Critical Thinking Questions and Activities helps students examine their personal responses to various situations and encourages them to expand on their knowledge of policies and procedures.
- Professional Profiles present a brief glimpse into how ethics and law impact the daily lives of professional imaging technologists.
- Margin Definitions and Glossary provide an easily accessible resource to understanding terminology.
- Learning Objectives and Chapter Outline focus the student on the most important content.
2. Principles of Beneficence and Nonmaleficence
3. Caring and Communication
4. Patient Autonomy and Informed Consent
5. Truthfulness and Confidentiality
6. Death and Dying
7. Health Care Distribution
8. Student and Employee Rights
10. Overview of Future Challenges
Appendix A: Code of Ethics
Appendix B: Sample Documentation Forms
Answers to Chapter Review Questions
ISBN: 978-0-323-04599-5, NLM: WN 21, LC: KF2910, 302 pages, soft cover.
[REVIEWER'S EXPERT OPINION]
Mary L Bloomfield, BA(Froedtert Hospital)
This book discusses ethics and legal issues facing imaging professionals using a somewhat unique structure where each chapter topic is separated into the ethical issues and the legal issues. This update of the 1999 edition is warranted because of the new imaging technologies and the need for relevant case studies.
The purpose is to provide students with the necessary foundation to apply professional standards, and exercise personal integrity when responding to ethical challenges they may encounter. It also provides a basic understanding of applicable law so they can become their own "risk managers." Ethical and legal issues are important subjects that imaging professionals must study, and this book is much needed in the profession. It does an excellent job of meeting the stated objectives.
According to the authors, this book is written for imaging professionals and students in the imaging profession. They do an excellent job of presenting the material at a level that can be understood by both groups. Doreen M.
Towsley-Cook is a former radiologic sciences program director and Terese A.
Young is an attorney as well as a radiologic technologist.
This book covers the important aspects of the ethical and legal issues faced on a daily basis by the imaging professional. Each chapter covers a manageable facet of the ethical and legal issues so they are easier to study and retain.
(i.e. caring and communication, autonomy and informed consent, death and dying, diversity). The chapter on healthcare distribution is particularly well done and the authors do very good job of explaini