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Ethical problems in radiology: radiological consumerism.
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PMID:  19662338     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One of the causes of the increasing request for radiological examinations occurring in all economically developed countries is the active role played by the patient-consumer. Consumerism places the radiologist in an ethical dilemma, between the principle of autonomy on the one hand and the ethical principles of beneficence, nonmaleficence and justice on the other. The choice made by radiologists in moral dilemmas is inspired by an adherence to moral principles, which in Italy and elsewhere refer to the Judaeo-Christian tradition or to neo-Darwinian relativism. Whatever the choice, the radiologist is bound to adhere to that choice and to provide the patient with all the relevant information regarding his or her state of health.
N Magnavita; A Bergamaschi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-08-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  La Radiologia medica     Volume:  114     ISSN:  1826-6983     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiol Med     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-06     Completed Date:  2010-02-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0177625     Medline TA:  Radiol Med     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1173-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Istituto di Medicina del Lavoro, Universit? Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Choice Behavior / ethics*
Consumer Advocacy / ethics
Decision Making / ethics
Ethics, Clinical
Ethics, Medical*
Patient Participation*
Patient Rights / ethics
Patient Satisfaction
Physician-Patient Relations / ethics
Radiology / ethics*
Religion and Medicine
Social Responsibility

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