Chapter 01 Professional Issues in Imaging - Terms

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Adhere

To stay fixed or firm

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Automatic external defibrillator

An electrical or battery-operated device applied to the chest of a victim who is suffering a particular heart dysrhythmia to counter-shock the person; available to the general public who has been trained to its use

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Bias

An inclination or temperament based on personal judgment; prejudice

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Bioethics

Moral issues dealing with human life and death

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Common law

Decisions and opinions of courts that are based on local customs and habits of an area within a particular country or state

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Continuing education

Professional education received following completion of a training to maintain skills

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Defaming

To attack or injure a person's reputation

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Diagnostic imaging

Modern term for radiography, encompassing all specialties devoted to producing a picture of a body part

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Ethical

Conforming to the standards of conduct of a given profession or group

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Holistic

The view that an organic or integrated whole has a reality independent of and greater than the sum of its parts

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Immobilization device

A piece of equipment that assures restriction of patient movement

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In

service - Training given to employees in connection with their work or profession to update or maintain knowledge

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Liability

Something that a person is obligated to do or an obligation required to be fulfilled by law; usually an obligation of financial nature

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Malpractice

Professional negligence that is the cause of injury or harm to a patient

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Mentor

A teacher, coach, or advisor of conduct

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Practitioner

Any individual practicing in a specific area or discipline

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Preceptor

A teacher; directs action or conduct of another individual

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Radiographer

A radiologic technologist who uses critical thinking, problem solving, and judgment to perform diagnostic imaging

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Regulatory compliance

Control of a situation or group of laws that supervise a profession

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Statutory law

Established law that is enacted by a legislative body and punishable by the court system

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Therapeutic

Healing; palliative; curative

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Unethical

Not conforming to the standards of conduct of a particular profession or group