Professional Roles & Behaviors

  1. Empathy
    a sensitivity to others that allows you to meet needs rather than just sympathizing or reacting to distress
  2. Ethics
    • a branch of philosophy; a systematic reflection on morality
    • behaviors within the accepted principles of right and wrong
  3. Ethical Analysis
    a method of evaluating situations in which the correct action is in question
  4. Moral Agent
    the person responsible for implementing the ethical decision
  5. Advance Directive
    an outline of specific wishes about the medical care to be given in the event that the individual loses the ability to make or communicate decisions
  6. Felony
    a serious crime that may be punished by imprisonment
  7. Misdemeanor
    less significant crime punished by a fine or imprisonment for less 1 year
  8. Tort
    a civil wrong committed by one individual against the person or property of another (violation of civil law)
  9. Plaintiff
    the suing party (complaining)
  10. Defendant
    the party being sued (defend)
  11. False Imprisonment
    the unjustifiable detention of a person against his will
  12. Libel & Slander
    • the malicious spreading of information that causes defamation of character or loss of reputation 
    • Libel - written 
    • Slander - verbal
  13. Assault
    the threat of touching in an injurious way
  14. Battery
    unlawful touching of a person without consent
  15. Charting
    any records you are expected to add to a document for the patient's chart
  16. Chart
    a more extensive compilation of info, brought with a patient who hospitalized
  17. RIMS (Radiology Information Management System)
    allows the tech access to pertinent and limited info. about the patient
  18. Chronic
    long-standing or slowly progressing
  19. 7 Cs of Malpractice Prevention
    • Competence 
    • Compliance
    • Charting 
    • Communication 
    • Confidentiality 
    • Courtesy 
    • Caution
  20. 4 Steps of Ethical Analysis
    • identify problem 
    • consider solutions 
    • select best solution 
    • defend chosen solution
  21. Informed Consent
    the patient receives an explanation of the risks and benefits of a procedure and agrees in writing to participate
  22. Types of Intentional Misconduct
    • assault 
    • battery
    • false imprisonment 
    • invasion of privacy 
    • libel/slander
  23. Self-care
    physical, mental and social well being of one's self
  24. Empathetic care
    respond in an understanding and compassionate way with objective detachment
  25. Burnout
    response to the chronic strain of dealing with the constant demands and problems of people under our care
  26. Morality
    based on lessons of right and wrong
  27. X-ray techs are governed by the ______ document established by the established by the ASRT and ARRT
    Standards of Ethics
  28. guide for professional conducts evaluation; was developed by ASRT to focus high ethical conduct for x-ray techs
    Code of Ethics
  29. ARRT mandatory specific standards of minimally acceptable professional conduct within the Standards
    Rules of Ethics
  30. the Patient Care Partnership (Patient's Rights Statement)
    details distinct expectations of the patient as a client of a healthcare facility
  31. for valid consent to be given
    • legal age 
    • voluntarily given 
    • adequately informed
  32. 3 Types of Consent
    • oral 
    • written/informed 
    • implied
  33. therapeutic Privilege
    applies only if risk disclosure poses such a threat to the patient that it will lead to further harm
  34. Types of Unintentional Torts (Negligence)
    • Gross Negligence 
    • Contributory Negligence 
    • Corporate Negligence
  35. Gross Negligence
    reckless disregard of life or limb
  36. Contributory Negligence
    the injured party somehow contributed to the injury
  37. Corporate Negligence
    the hospital as an entity is negligent
  38. 4 Conditions of Malpractice
    • Defendant has a duty to provide care 
    • Patient has some loss/injury 
    • Defendant partly responsible 
    • Loss is attributed to negligence
  39. Res Ipsa Loquitur
    the act (or thing) speaks for itself
  40. Respondeat Superior
    let the master answer
  41. Vicarious Liability
    the liability of one person or agency for the actions of another
  42. Doctrine of Borrowed Servant
    hospital employees are "borrowed" for a purpose - holds the physician rather than hospital responsible
  43. Rule of Personal Responsibility
    each person is liable for his own negligent conduct
  44. Spoliation
    any misrepresentation of info. on chart
  45. Principle-Based Ethics
    standard for selecting and defending solutions to ethical dilemmas in healthcare communities; uses 6 moral principle to guide right action
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Professional Roles & Behaviors
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