ARRT Standards of Ethics

ARRT Standards of Ethics

Can we please get your advice on this one question?

Home > Patient Care And Education > ARRT Standards of Ethics

The ASRT (American Society of Radiologic Technologists) Radiation Therapist Code of Ethics is different but very similar to the ARRT (The American Registry of Radiologic Technologists) Standards of Ethics.  The ASRT Radiation Therapist Code can be found at

https://www.hccfl.edu/media/408347/asrtethics.pdf

ASRT

Please read the ASRT Radiation Therapist Code which is presented as a 1 page document which is suitable for posting.  This Therapist code consists of 5 simple statements.  The main points of the ASRT Radiation Therapist Code are that the Radiation Therapist:

  1.     Advances the profession to serve humanity
  2.     Delivers patient care without bias
  3.     Takes decisions and acts in the best interest of the patient
  4.     Is aware of and works in their scope of practice
  5.     Engages in lifelong learning

The ARRT Standards of Ethics can be found at 

https://www.arrt.org/pdfs/Governing-Documents/Standards-of-Ethics.pdf

ARRT

Please read the ARRT Standards of Ethics.  This is a longer 6 page statement on the values Radiologic Technologists’ uphold to act in the best interest of the patient. 

An immediate distinction between the ARRT Standard of Ethics and the ASRT Radiation Therapist Code is that the ARRT Standards is directed at an audience of all Radiologic Technologists while the ASRT Code is specifically directed at an audience of Radiation Therapists.  The main points of the ARRT Standard of Ethics are that the Radiologic Technologist:

  1. Act in a professional manner
  2. Serve humanity
  3. Delivers patient care without bias
  4. Uses equipment consistent with the purposes for which equipment is designed
  5. Acts in the best interest of the patient
  6. Obtains pertinent information for the physician
  7. Minimizes radiation exposure to the patient
  8. Practices ethical conduct
  9. Respects patient’s rights and confidentiality
  10. Participates in continuing education

Remember that the Radiation Therapy examination is administered by ARRT not the ASRT, so focus on the main points of the ARRT Standard of Ethics.  The aim of the ARRT is to function as a credentialing organization to ensure quality patient care while the ASRT represents Radiologic Technologists with the aim of improving patient care.

Home > Patient Care And Education > Ethical & Legal Aspects

FREE Infographic What successful people believe. What successful people do

Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Need help understanding a word?  Here is an electronic resource that gives meaning to Cancer terms and their usage.

StrengthsFinder 2.0