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Medicolegal Issues for Diagnostic Imaging Professionals, Fourth Edition

ISBN-10: 1420086634
ISBN-13: 9781420086638
Edition: 4th 2008 (Revised)
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Description: Constant advances in diagnostic imaging have had an impact on the practice, attitudes, and moral values of all who participate in healthcare. Providing detailed, yet concise information, this book covers legal definitions, legal doctrines,  More...

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Book details

List price: $104.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Auerbach Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Constant advances in diagnostic imaging have had an impact on the practice, attitudes, and moral values of all who participate in healthcare. Providing detailed, yet concise information, this book covers legal definitions, legal doctrines, malpractice and risk management, ethics, patient rights, and legal concerns of teleradiology, as well as patient confidentiality issues. The book employs short case histories to stimulate discussion, raise other issues, and look at various facets of the questions presented. It also includes HIPAA privacy laws, updated A.A.R.T. code of ethics, and the American College of Radiology Standards for telerediology.

Preface
Admonition
About the Author
Legal Definitions
Legal Definitions
Intentional Torts
Assault
Battery
False Imprisonment
Libel and Slander
Invasion of Privacy
Unintentional Misconduct (Negligence)
Duty (Standard of Care)
Breach of Care
Cause
Injury
Malpractice
A State Can Be Liable for False Imprisonment of a Patient
Review Questions
Legal Doctrines
Legal Doctrines
Doctrine of Personal Liability
Doctrine of Respondeat Superior
Simpson v. Sisters of Charity of Providence in Oregon
Surgeon and Hospital Liable for Burn from X-Ray Unit
Doctrine of Borrowed Servant
Doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitur
Ybarra v. Spangard
Res Ipsa Loquitur Instruction Proper in Suit against Surgeon Who Cut Bladder
Hospital Patient Awarded $1290 for X-Ray Injury
Doctrine of Foreseeability
Routine Equipment Check
"The Snitch Law"
Review Questions
Anatomy of a Malpractice Trial
Anatomy of a Malpractice Trial
Subpeona
Subpoena Deuces Tecum - Subpoena of Record
Trial Procedure
Jury Function
Evidence
Trial Sequence
Right of Appeal
Courtroom Protocol
Review Questions
Hospital Labor Relations
Hospital Labor Relations
Employer Contracts
Organized Labor Unions
Unfair Labor Practices
Fair Labor Standards Act
Civil Rights Act of 1991
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
Equal Employment and Opportunity Act
X-Ray Technician Should Not Have Been Terminated by Hospital for Pregnancy
State Laws Concerning Labor
State Fair Employment Practice Act
Fired Worker Can Sue 'Understaffed' Hospital
Antiinjunction Act (Norris-LaGuardia Act)
State Workers' Compensation Statute
Review Questions
Risk Management and Liability
Liability
Doctrine of Corporate Negligence
Responsibility of the Professional Staff
Doctor-Owned Hospital/Clinic Liability
Good Samaritan Laws
Hospital Liability and Malpractice
Injury Reporting and Recording
Review Questions
Doctrine of Informed Consent
The Patient's Right to Know
Doctrine of Informed Consent
Radiologic Procedures Involved in Informed Consent Lawsuits
Preparation of an Informed Consent
Verification of Informed Consent
Legality of Informed Consents
Rescinding Consent
Who May Consent?
Spouse's Consent
Minor's Consent
Patient Can Sue for Failure to Obtain Informed Consent
Postscripts to Vignette 13 and Vignette 14
Review Questions
Ethics
Ethics
Distinction between Moral, Ethics, and Law
Deontology
Teleology
Duties
Principles of Beneficence and Nonmaleficence
The Right to Autonomy
Confidentiality
Liability for Disclosure of Confidential Information
The HIPAA Privacy Rule
Code of Ethics: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Principle 1
Principle 2
Principle 3
Principle 4
Principle 5
Principle 6
Principle 7
Principle 8
Principle 9
Principle 10
Rules of Ethics: American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
Euthanasia
Humanistic Healthcare
Comparison between Ethics and Law
Review Questions
Patient's Bill of Rights
Patient's Bill of Rights
Review Questions
Radiology Service in the Hospital
The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Policies and Procedures
Requesting Radiologic Services
Procedures Manual
Radiology Reports/Medical Records
Medicolegal Use of Radiographs
Ownership of Radiographs
Policy of Ownership
Retention of Radiographic Films
Radiographic Films Used as Evidence
Marking Films for Identification
Radiologists Liable for Errors
Department Policy Situation: Employee Relations
Answer
Review Exercises
Licensure, Certification, and Credentialing
Credentialing
Licensure
Certification
Review Questions
Medicolegal Concerns for Teleradiology
Introduction to Teleradiology Advances
Teleradiology Services Involve Multimedia Communications
American College of Radiology (ACR) Standard for Teleradiology
Definition
Goals
Qualifications of Personnel
Equipment Specifications
Acquisition or Digitization
Compression
Transmission
Display Capabilities
Archiving and Retrieval
Security
Reliability and Redundancy
Licensing and Credentialing
Documentation
Quality Control and Improvement, Safety, Infection Control, and Patient Education Concerns
Legal Issues in Teleradiology
Security and Confidentiality
Political Considerations and Turf Issues
Review Questions
Forensic Radiology
Forensic Radiology
Determining Cause of Death
Imaging Techniques
Battered Child Syndrome
Situations
Glossary of Terms
References and Further Readings
Answers to Review Questions
Index

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