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AFOMP policy number 6: code of ethics for medical physicists in AFOMP Countries

  • W. H. RoundEmail author
  • K. H. Ng
  • L. Rodriguez
  • K. Thayalan
  • F. Tang
  • R. Srivastava
  • S. Fukuda
  • A. Krisanachinda
  • X. Deng
  • Y. Han
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Abstract

This policy statement, which is the sixth of a series of documents prepared by the Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (AFOMP) Professional Development Committee, gives guidance on how medical physicists in AFOMP countries should conduct themselves in an ethical manner in their professional practice (Ng et al. in Australas Phys Eng Sci Med 32:175–179, 2009; Round et al. in Australas Phys Eng Sci Med 33:7–10, 2010; Round et al. in Australas Phys Eng Sci Med 34:303–307, 2011; Round et al. in Australas Phys Eng Sci Med 35:393–398, 2012; Round et al. in Australas Phys Eng Sci Med 38:217–221, 2015). It was developed after the ethics policies and codes of conducts of several medical physics societies and other professional organisations were studied. The policy was adopted at the Annual General Meeting of AFOMP held in Jaipur, India, in November 2017.

Keywords

Ethics Conduct Research Education Medical physics 

References

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    Ng KH et al (2009) AFOMP policy statement No 1: the role, responsibilities and status of the clinical medical physicist in AFOMP. Australas Phys Eng Sci Med 32:175–179CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Round WH et al (2012) AFOMP policy statement No 4: recommendations for continuing professional development systems for medical physicists in AFOMP countries. Australas Phys Eng Sci Med 35:393–398CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Round WH et al (2015) AFOMP policy No 5: career progression for clinical medical physicists in AFOMP countries. Australas Phys Eng Sci Med 38:217–221CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. H. Round
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. H. Ng
    • 2
  • L. Rodriguez
    • 3
  • K. Thayalan
    • 4
  • F. Tang
    • 5
  • R. Srivastava
    • 6
  • S. Fukuda
    • 7
  • A. Krisanachinda
    • 8
  • X. Deng
    • 9
  • Y. Han
    • 10
  1. 1.HamiltonNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical ImagingUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical CenterManilaPhilippines
  4. 4.Medical Physics DivisionDr Kamashi Memorial HospitalChennaiIndia
  5. 5.Department of Clinical OncologyQueen Mary HospitalHong KongHong Kong
  6. 6.Department of Radiation OncologyGhent University HospitalGhentBelgium
  7. 7.Radiation Quality Control Section, Clinical Research ClusterNational Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST)ChibaJapan
  8. 8.Department of RadiologyChulalongkorn UniversityBangkokThailand
  9. 9.Department of Radiation OncologySun Yat-sen University Cancer CenterGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  10. 10.Department of Radiation Oncology, Samsung Medical CenterSungkyunkwan UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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