Arrt Code of Ethics Paper

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Analyzing the ASRT and ARRT Code of Ethics

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT), and the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), are the governing bodies for radiologic sciences. The American Society of Radiologic Technologists is the national professional membership organization representing all areas of the radiologic sciences, and the American Registry for Radiologic Technologists is the world’s largest credentialing organization that seeks to ensure high quality patient care in medical imaging, interventional procedures, and radiation therapy. Both of these organizations work together to set the standard, and maintain the standard through a rigorous qualification and examination process, maintaining competent technologists through their continuing education requirements, and providing a Code of Ethics to promote professional behavior, and maintain professional technologists.

The ASRT and ARRT’s Code of Ethics are a set of guidelines that promote a high standard of professional patient care when followed. These set of values should be carried by a technologist at all times while at work and while directly interacting with patients. There are ten specific points in the ASRT and ARRT’s Code of Ethics all of major importance. The five points I felt were most important are the first, Third, fifth, seventh, and tenth points.

The first point states “The radiologic technologist acts in a professional manner, responds to patient needs, and supports colleagues and associates in providing quality patient care.” The third point states “The radiologic technologist delivers patient care and service unrestricted by the concerns of personal attributes or the nature of the disease or illness, and without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, or socio-economic status.” The fifth point states “The radiologic technologist assesses situations; exercises care, discretion, and judgment; assumes responsibility for...