Law & Ethics in Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutic Radiology: With Risk Management and Safety Applications

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This new book reviews the legal, ethical, risk management and safety issues facing today's radiological science professional. It discusses theories and their day-to-day application, guiding good decision making. Case studies and scenarios clearly illustrate concepts. Sample forms at the end of the text help readers prepare and draft forms, charts, procedures, and policies.Covers a full range of issues - decision making, malpractice, patients' rights, civil liability, record keeping, communication, education, and much more. Clarifies the importance of risk management and the need for developing a quality safety program to protect the patient, the practitioner, and the facility.Considers the practical applications of the Code of Ethics. Answers key questions about employment law.Presents specific plans for setting up education and evaluation programs. Includes sample forms for assessing competency. Provides an overview of the legal system and how it affects imaging and therapy.Offers two complete chapters that explain what and how to document. Includes sample forms for documentation and consent. Readers can simply review and adapt to their own health care settings.Features contributions by professionals with special expertise in law, risk management and education.

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