Patient Centered Care in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702046131, 9780702055232

Patient Centered Care in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy

1st Edition

Editors: Aarthi Ramlaul Martin Vosper
Paperback ISBN: 9780702046131
eBook ISBN: 9780702055232
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 8th May 2013
Page Count: 328

Description

Health investigation and treatment have moved from a clinician-centred approach to a patient-centred approach during the past few decades. Patients are now rightly regarded as empowered and informed users of health services, not passive recipients.

Motivated by this philosophical shift, this new book identifies the key issues underpinning the complete delivery of ‘good’ patient care and considers their application in the medical radiation sciences. Taking a UK/European perspective, the authors examine how a holistic approach is related to legislation, human rights and perceived patient needs. Medical imaging and radiotherapy are front line services experienced by vast numbers of patients with acute and chronic medical conditions, including trauma and cancer.

The book includes coverage of behavioural science and health psychology together with practical applications such as safe manual handling, infection control and radiation safety. This provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of what contributes to the patient’s experience in diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy. It also considers other aspects of the patient experience, such as inter-professional team working, disability, communication, clinical procedures and practice.

Key Features

Identifies the key issues underpinning the complete delivery of ‘good’ patient care and considers their application in the medical radiation sciences

Takes a UK/European perspective

Covers behavioural science and health psychology together with practical applications such as safe manual handling, infection control and radiation safety.

Considers all aspects of the patient experience, including communication, clinical procedures and practice.

Table of Contents

Section One Professional Conduct and Behaviour

Section Two Communication

Section Three Psychosocial aspects of patient care

Section Four Radiation hazards and safety

Section Five Physical and medical aspects of patient safety

Section Six Infection control

 Section Seven Performance measures in patient care

Section Eight Patient care specific to each of the following key areas:

Conventional diagnostic imaging

Interventional radiology

Ultrasound

Nuclear Medicine

MRI

Radiotherapy

Details

No. of pages:
328
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Churchill Livingstone 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702055232
Paperback ISBN:
9780702046131

About the Editor

Aarthi Ramlaul

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Emergency Professions - Radiography, University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, UK Senior Lecturer

Martin Vosper

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Department of Radiography, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK