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dc.contributor.authorMakanjee, C. Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorEngel-Hills, Penelopeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-17T08:27:23Z-
dc.date.available2020-08-17T08:27:23Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationMakanjee, C. R. & Engel-Hills, P. 2018. Ethics in diagnostic radiography in South Africa: a complex temporary encounter mediated through text and technology. (In: African Perspectives on Ethics for Healthcare Professionals, Advancing Global Bioethics 13, 201-214. [https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93230-9_15]en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-319-93230-9-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11189/7457-
dc.descriptionBook Chapteren_US
dc.description.abstractDiagnostic radiography or medical imaging is a discipline where a broad range of high-technology equipment is used for medical diagnosis in order to guide patient management. The role of the radiographer requires the integration of knowl- edge, complex technology and advanced technical skills within an environment where effective and caring interaction is needed with patients. The patient engage- ment tends to be a relatively short, singular event and can be considered as a com- plex temporary encounter. There is also the need to interact with other healthcare practitioners to facilitate the provision of quality health care and service through a multi-disciplinary team approach. The rapid evolution in medical imaging requires the radiographer to continuously adjust to new emerging technologies and tech- niques that make continuous professional education essential. Ethical practice in radiography therefore involves a complex interlinking of good clinical decision making, safe and accurate practice, a commitment to empathetic patient relation- ships, the ability to function effectively within the multi-disciplinary team and hon- ouring of the principles of lifelong learning. A unique aspect of ethical practice in radiography is radiation protection that is underpinned by respect for the principles of justification and optimisation. Radiographers must therefore pay attention to image quality while considering radiation safety for each patient but must also be aware of ionising radiation as a public health issue.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.subjectEthical decision makingen_US
dc.subjectRadiation technologyen_US
dc.subjectMedical radiation imagingen_US
dc.subjectRadiation safetyen_US
dc.subjectOptimisationen_US
dc.subjectUtilisationen_US
dc.titleEthics in diagnostic radiography in South Africa: a complex temporary encounter mediated through text and technologyen_US
dc.title.alternativeAfrican Perspectives on Ethics for Healthcare Professionals, Advancing Global Bioethics 13en_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-93230-9_15-
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
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