Ethical and Legal Issues for Imaging Professionals

ISBN-10: 0323045995

ISBN-13: 9780323045995

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Doreen M. Towsley-Cook, Terese A. Young

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This balanced examination of ethical and legal principles and issues provides vital information for radiography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and radiation professionals. By discussing the foundations of ethics for technologists, then entering into a discussion of applicable law, Ethical and Legal Issues for Imaging Professionals, 2nd Edition provides an approach that leads to a more successful style of personal risk management. With each chapter divided into two sections of ethical issues and legal issues, the content is easy to read and understand. Plus, learning activities and current event discussions help the readers learn and remember information so they can use it in real life. 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. Discussion of limited radiographers, health care literacy, HIPAA, employee rights, whistle blowing, and relevant new technologies include the most current information available to keep readers up-to-date on topics in their field. More relevant and up-to-date case studies keep readers current on situations they may face in the field. Expanded content on the history of ethics gives users a better understanding of ethics. Updated legal terminology provides the most current information on the ever-changing world of law. Bulleted key point summaries highlight important information from each chapter for easy review.
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List price: $57.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 3/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Ethical and Legal Foundations
Ethical Issues
Ethical Schools of Thought
Ethical Models
Patients' Rights
Legal Issues
The Law
The Lawsuit
Risk Management
Quality Assurance
Principles of Beneficence and Nonmaleficence
Ethical Issues
Differences Between Beneficence and Nonmaleficence
Medical Indications Involving Principles of Beneficence and Nonmaleficence
Contractual Agreements
Surrogate Obligations
Imaging Professional's Role
Patient's Role
Legal Issues
Standard of Care
Methods to Decrease Risk
Caring and Communication
Ethical Issues
Definition of Caring
Professional Care
Examples of Caring and Communication
Legal Issues
Health Literacy
Patient Autonomy and Informed Consent
Ethical Issues
Definition of Autonomy
Patient Care Partnership
Information Delivery
Complications of Autonomy, Informed Consent, and Right of Refusal
Verfication of Informed Consent
Cometence and Incompetence Surrogacy
Obstacles to Autonomy and Informed Consent
Respect for Autonomy
Therapeutic Privilege
Emergency Situations
Competence and Advance Directives
Application of Ethical Theories to Autonomy
Legal Issues
Tort Law
Simple Consent
Intentional Torts
Unintentional Torts
Informed Consent
Truthfulness and Confidentiality
Ethical Issues
Truthfulness and Veracity
Right to the Truth
Obligatory Secrets
Exceptions to Confidentiality
Confidentiality and AIDS
Legal Issues
Patient Authorization
Statutory Disclosure
Duty to Warn Third Parties
Patient Access to Medical Records
Torts Regarding Confidentiality
Death and Dying
Ethical Issues
Value of Life
Definitions of Death
The Patient
Sanctity of Human Life
Imaging Professionals and Suicide
Patients' Rights Regarding Euthanasia
Advance Directives and Surrogates
Quality of Life
Ethics Committees and Services for Patients with Terminal Illnesses
Family in Death and Dying
Legal Issues
Definitions of Death
Determination of Death
Physician-Assisted Suicide
Competence and Life-Sustaining Treatment
No-Code Orders
Living Wills
Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care Decisions
Family Consent Laws
Uniform Health Care Decisions Act
Absence of Advance Directives
Patient in a Persistent Vegetative State
Patients Who Have Never Been Competent
Health Care Distribution
Ethical Issues
Biomedical Ethical Challenge
Rights and Health Care
Scarcity and Distribution
Distribution Allocation Groups
Distribution Theories
Distribution Decision-Making Criteria
Traditional Care
Health Care Delivery Model and Managed Care
Patient-Focused Care
Quality and Cost Effectiveness
Imaging Professionals' Participation
Legal Issues
Access to Medical Care
Health Care Costs
Managed Care
History of Managed Care Organizations
Legislation and Regulation of Managed Care
Institute of Medicine and Risk Managed Care
Medicare and Medicaid
Patient-Focused Care
Impact on the Imaging Professional
Student and Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Ethical Issues
Ethical Theories
Autonomy and Informed Decisions
Truthfulness and Confidentiality
Legal Issues
Contract Law
Due Process
Substantive Due Process
Procedural Due Process
JRCERT Due Process Standards
Malpractice Liability Insurance
Employee Rights
Ethical Issues
Diversity Defined
Diversity and Ethics
Diversity and Values,
Legal Issues
Institute of Medicine Report
Cultural and Linguistic Competency
Mandates Regarding Discrimination and Cultural Diversity
What Does Cultural and Linguistic Competency Mean to the Radiologic Technologist?
Antidiscrimination Statutes in Employment Situations
Antidiscrimination Statutes in Patient Treatment Situations
Overview of New Technology and Future Challenges
Ethical Issues
Imaging's Example for Health Care in the 21st Century
New Technologies
Biomedical Research
Imaging Professionals' Obligation to Research
Ethics of Interpretation of Imaging Procedures and Testing
Ethical Dilemmas of Transplants
New Reproductive Methods
Humane Genome Project
Continuous Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance
Advanced Education and Responsibility
Ethics Committees
Preparing for the Future
Legal Issues
Technologic Advances Causing Legal and Ethical Havoc
Law into the Future
Legal Issues with the Human Genome Project
New Technology and the Law for Imaging Professionals
Code of Ethics
Sample Documentation Forms
Patient Safety and Privacy Resources
Answers to Chapter Review Questions
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