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Question Description

Write by your own words. please do not use reference. only from the book .

Chapter 26: Medical Law

  • What laws cover the interactions between a radiographer and his/her patient?
  • What term defines a situation in which a technologist does not provide the minimum standard of care?
  • While performing a simple radiograph of a patient’s lower leg, a compensating wedge filter slips off of the collimator assembly and drops on the patient causing severe bruising and a puncture wound of the leg. The damage is obvious and an attorney would use the concept of res ipsa loquitur. What does this mean and why would it be enough to prove negligence in a court case?
  • How would radiologic technology look without a “Practice Standards” document? Explain your thoughts with examples.
  • Many technologists carry their own professional liability insurance. Why and when would you do so, even though your employer says they have it for you?
  • Outline your responsibilities as a medical professional when obtaining an informed consent for an interventional diagnostic study.
  • A patient coming to mammography for a routine mammogram study is not required to sign a consent unless the exam is raised to a biopsy level. Explain why this is the case and the difference between the two types of consent. What is your role as a radiographer?
  • Explain the difference between a criminal case and a civil case.
  • When radiographing a patient who is obviously intoxicated, what should you do to protect yourself from a liability standpoint and why?