Educational Insights About Professional Ethics in Radiology

  • L. Brazeau-Lamontagne

Twenty years ago when I started my M.A. in ethics, I recall a colleague asking, “How in the world is ethics relevant to you, a radiologist?” Today, the same question is asked. In this chapter therefore, I intend to focus on professional ethics as it is embedded in what the radiologist does as a physician, what professional ethics implies for his/her daily practice, what radiologists have to learn to maintain their professional commitment, now, and in the future. By professional ethics, I do not mean the fence separating ethics from nonethics. Here, professional ethics means demonstrating the necessary competencies to solve respectfully and carefully practical ethical dilemmas arising from grounded heath problems by way of addressing genuine radiologists’ actions as physicians.


Medical Professionalism Professional Ethic Hide Curriculum Professional Commitment Personal Conviction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Brazeau-Lamontagne
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de SherbrookeSherbrookeCanada

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