TITLE

NEW ETHICAL ISSUES FOR RADIATION PROTECTION IN DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY

AUTHOR(S)
Malone, J. F.
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Radiation Protection Dosimetry;2008 Special Issue, Vol. 129 Issue 1-3, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The ethical basis for many medical practices has been challenged over the last two decades. Radiology has seen enormous growth during the same period. Many practices and equipment types, now commonplace, did not exist a generation ago. Yet the fundamental ethical basis for these practices has not seen a corresponding level of development. This is possibly an oversight, and may be particularly important given that these innovations have taken place over a period of changing social attitudes. Areas of concern include, for example, issues around justification, consent/authorisation, inadvertent irradiation of the foetus/embryo during pregnancy and the place of paternalism/individual autonomy in the structure of practice. This paper provides the background to a workshop on these issues held in late-2006 and presents a summary of its findings.
ACCESSION #
34351019

 

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