Ethical and Legal Issues for Imaging Professionals, 2nd Edition

Ethical and Legal Issues for Imaging Professionals

2nd Edition

By Doreen M. Towsley-Cook, MAE, RT(R), Former Radiologic Sciences Program Director, Private Educational Consultant, Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, IA; Creative Enterprises Unlimited, Cedar Falls, IA, USA; and Terese A. Young, JD, RT(R), CNMT, Polk City, IA, USA


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

Index