Legal Aspects of Radiography and Radiology

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Legal Aspects of Radiography and Radiology
Bridgit C.Legal Aspects of Radiography ... Textbook Dimond
Type: eBook
Released: 2002
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Page Count: 418
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0632055022
ISBN-13: 9780632055029
Practical and jargon-free, this book is aimed at the non-lawyer and includes an extensive glossary of terms. It emphasises the legal issues encountered by those working in diagnostic radiography, radiotherapy and radiology and includes examples of legal dilemmas taken from these disciplines as well as exploring current issues. From the Back Cover Clinicians in both diagnostic and radiotherapy services are key members of the health care team and recent government policies and their supporting legislation have identified areas of priority and the skills necessary to deliver these priorities effectively. Many books have been written about legal issues, but this book is unique in that it concentrates on the topics relating to diagnostic and therapeutic radiography and radiology and gives practitioners an understanding of the legal framework in which they practise. The author has identified many areas which will help to develop the necessary skills and knowledge of practitioners in both diagnostic and radiotherapy departments and enable them to take a proactive approach to issues arising from recent legislation. Essential areas covered include professional registration, standards and misconduct, negligence, record keeping, and radiation regulation and protection. Patient rights are emphasized throughout including issues such as informed consent, confidentiality, access to records, and death and dying. Sample situations with potential legal complexities are taken from practice and aa many relevant topics as possible have been included. This book provides clear guidance on the extensive legal framework within which radiologists and radiographers work. Key feature:Jargon-free for the non-lawyer.Clarifies complex issues, highlights recent legislation and identifies future developments.Uses examples taken from everyday practice.Ideal for students and practitioners needing to understand legal issues as they relate to themselves and patients. ‘This excellent book is key reading for all those professionals who are involved with the diagnosis or treatment of patients and also those who have to make use of these services.’ Sandy Yule, Risk Management Department, University Hospital of Wales.

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