Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

1. Ethical and Legal Foundations

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

9. Diversity

10. Overview of Future Challenges

Appendix A: Code of Ethics

Appendix B: Sample Documentation Forms

Answers to Chapter Review Questions



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About the editors

Doreen Towsley-Cook

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Radiologic Sciences Program Director, Private Educational Consultant, Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, IA; Creative Enterprises Unlimited, Cedar Falls, IA, USA

Terese Young

Affiliations and Expertise

Polk City, IA, USA