A comparison of Australian and United Kingdom codes of professional conduct

S. Bowman, Luke BARCLAY, Warren Lusby, Rob DAVIDSON, Debra Bell, Karen POLLARD

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Abstract

Radiography in Australia is professionally regulated by the Australian Institute of Radiography and in the United Kingdom by the College of Radiographers and the Council for the Professions Supplementary to Medicine. Each of these bodies produces a code of conduct which regulates the professional practice of radiographers. The codes issued by the Australian Institute of Radiography and the College of Radiographers were compared and contrasted. It was found that the codes are remarkably similar. Both codes allow for extensive communication between the radiographer and the patient. However, an important difference in the codes was discovered with regard to the relationship between the radiographer and the referring clinician. The code of conduct from the College of Radiographers allows the radiographer much more scope for utilising their own professional judgement and experience in evaluating each clinician's request on its merits.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-12
Number of pages4
JournalThe Radiographer
Volume48
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Bowman, S., BARCLAY, L., Lusby, W., DAVIDSON, R., Bell, D., & POLLARD, K. (2001). A comparison of Australian and United Kingdom codes of professional conduct. The Radiographer, 48(1), 9-12.