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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 8/25/2020
  • Expiration Date: 9/1/2023
  • Credit Hours: 1 Credit
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    Mammography screening has been shown to decrease breast cancer (BC) mortality but remains controversial with no unified recommendations. Issues surrounding overdiagnosis, affordability, access, and quality continue to impact patient care. Medical ethics involves using values, facts, and logic to decide the best course of clinical action and can be divided into 4 guiding principles: beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy, and justice. These principles impact healthcare decisions. Attention to health disparities in the United States originates in a fundamental commitment to the ethical principles of justice and respect for persons. Taken together, these principles hold medical professions to the ideal of fair and equitable distribution of resources and to the expectation of nondiscrimination. Looking at and evaluating the phenomenon of health disparities is an undertaking that has an inherent ethical basis. Healthcare disparities refer to differences in health and healthcare in groups that are linked by social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Disparities occur across many dimensions, including race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, location, gender, disability status, and sexual orientation. In making healthcare decisions, providers must continuously evaluate the decisions they make and the impact they have on their patients and society.


    Learning Objectives
    After reading this article, the participant should be able to:

    • DEFINE the four guiding principles of medical ethics.
    • DESCRIBE Healthy People 2020 mammography goals.
    • EXPLAIN racial disparities related to breast cancer screening utilization and follow-up.
    • LIST patient related factors that impact racial disparities.
    Categories: Mammography, Ethics, Professional Development/Patient Care

  • CE Information:

    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the "Take CE Test!" link to access the post-test.

    Submit the completed answers to determine if you have passed the post-test assessment. You must answer 6 out of 8 questions correctly to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

    Participants successfully completing the activity content and passing the post-test will receive 1.0 ARRT Category A credit.

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for ARRT Category A credit.

    Approved by the state of Florida for ARRT Category A credit.

    Texas direct credit.

    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities such as Internet courses, home study programs, or directed readings to be repeated for CE credit in the same biennium.


Ethical Issues in Breast Cancer Screening

Linda Giering, PhD

*Medical Writer, Matawan, New Jersey.

Address correspondence to: Linda Giering, PhD. Email: lindagiering@gmail.com

Disclosure statement: The author reports having no significant financial or advisory relationships with corporate organizations related to this activity.

ABSTRACT

Mammography screening has been shown to decrease breast cancer (BC) mortality but remains controversial with no unified recommendations. Issues surrounding overdiagnosis, affordability, access, and quality continue to impact patient care. Medical ethics involves using values, facts, and logic to decide the best course of clinical action and can be divided into 4 guiding principles: beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy, and justice. These principles impact healthcare decisions. Attention to health disparities in the United States originates in a fundamental commitment to the ethical principles of justice and respect for persons. Taken together, these principles hold medical professions to the ideal of fair and equitable distribution of resources and to the expectation of nondiscrimination. Looking at and evaluating the phenomenon of health disparities is an undertaking that has an inherent ethical basis. Healthcare disparities refer to differences in health and healthcare in groups that are linked by social, economic, and/or environmental disadvantage. Disparities occur across many dimensions, including race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, location, gender, disability status, and sexual orientation. In making healthcare decisions, providers must continuously evaluate the decisions they make and the impact they have on their patients and society.

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