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    A key element of being a doctor,
    A core competency of the American Board of Radiology

    RSNA Statement on Professionalism

    Professionalism in the basis of medicine’s contract with society, placing the interests of patients above those of the physician, setting and maintaining standards of competency and integrity, and providing expert advice to society on matters of health—in short, a contract that addresses issues of ethics, knowledge, and communication. In practice, professionalism encompasses a set of beliefs, values, and behaviors that reflect commitments to:

    • Professional competence
    • Honesty with patients
    • Patient confidentiality
    • Maintenance of appropriate relations with patients
    • Sensitivity to patients of diverse backgrounds
    • Improvement of quality of care
    • Improvement of access to care
    • Just distribution of finite resources
    • Scientific knowledge
    • Maintenance of trust by managing conflicts of interest
    • Maintenance of appropriate relations with other physicians and healthcare professionals

    RSNA Vignettes on Professionalism in Radiology

    The RSNA Professionalism Committee has developed a series of vignettes about professionalism. These vignettes cover a wide range of topics that radiologists may encounter in their practice.

    The vignettes are intended to raise awareness of the need for radiologists to maintain professionalism in their routine practice and to facilitate discussion of this core competency.

    Go to Vignettes

    Tools and Resources

    Professionalism Educational Toolkit
    Ethics and Professionalism Online Courses (Updated and Tablet-friendly)

    Questions or comments? Contact Professionalism@rsna.org.

    • 2016 RSNA Professionalism Committee