Manual of Medicolegal Issues Bipin Pandit, MC Patel, Dilip Walke
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Manual of Medicolegal Issues
63rd All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
29th Jan - 2nd Feb 2020 Smriti Upvan, Lucknow We Pledge for Women's Health
Manual of Medicolegal Issues
No More Litigations Please
Editors MC Patel Bipin Pandit Dilip Walke Co-Editors AD Dwivedi Bina Tandon
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Contributors Message
Dr Chandrawati
Organizing Chairperson AICOG 2020
Dr Priti Kumar
Organizing Secretary AICOG 2020
Dear Delegates,
A Revered Namaste,
Warm greetings,
On behalf of organizing committee, I would like to cordially welcome you to this prestigious National Conference, AICOG-2020. We are trying our best to ensure that your visit to Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, is one of the most memorable one and enriched with information.
The Theme of the conference is We Pledge for Women's Health and accordingly, we have planned 13 pre-congress workshops on 29th January with interactive teaching sessions and multi-domain dialogues with video presentations.
There have been lot of advancements in the management of high-risk pregnancy, assisted reproductive technology, gynecological cancers, uro-gyne surgeries in the last decade and these are the key factors in improving the quality of lives of women. To update our young fraternity, we have introduced a new workshop as Basket for Beginners—New generation, New horizons. Here, young budding gynecologists’ will be acquiring basic practical skills required in day-to-day scenarios and new avenues for working would be discussed with the postgraduates.
Obstetric intensive care unit (ICU) and high dependency unit (HDU) care and management of critical care in obstetrics continue to be one of the major focus areas for Government of India to improve maternal outcome and with inclusion of ICU/HDUs in the maternal health care, it has become pertinent to train service provider at every level of health system. Medicolegal updates are the need of hour to avoid ever-increasing conflicts between patients and health system.
This comprehensive package of workshops in every realm of obstetrics will strive to meet the highest academic standards. The organizing committee has taken the initiative to print the workshop manuals which has contribution from stalwarts in their respective fields.
Looking forward to welcoming you all in Lucknow, the city with Awadhi culture in big numbers and giving us the opportunity to serve you with rich platter of knowledge with warm hospitality.
So, come and experience an inflection point in your academic quest.
The medical profession is considered as one of the noblest professions in the world. Today, the doctor–patient relationships have changed, with the introduction of Consumer Protection Act (CPA); the doctors, once treated like Gods, are now treated as service providers.
Corporatization of health care has made it like any other business and the medical profession is being guided by the profit motive rather than that of service, which has further tarnished the image of doctors.
Government as well as private hospitals/clinics are facing medicolegal cases daily and the burden is increasing by leaps and bounds, especially in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Acts like the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) and Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT), being stringent, are making medical practice difficult. It takes the whole life of a doctor to build his reputation, but only one medicolegal case against him/her is sufficient to ruin the career as well as the hard-earned wealth. The main reason behind the calamity is ignorance of the doctors regarding the knowledge of the Laws, which now govern their practice.
In view of the above, we felt the dire need of coming up with a manual at the 63rd AICOG, 2020, written by the stalwarts of our fraternity, to cater to this unmet need of doctors. There are numerous medicolegal issues, however, to cover all of them is beyond the scope of this manual. Hence, we have tried to include only 11 topics and sample consent forms, which we thought will be of immense help to the delegates in their day-to-day practice. We have also included authorized consent forms regarding different day-to-day procedures in this manual, for Law does not see what you have done, it only sees what you have documented.
We wish to thank the national convenors of our Medicolegal Issues Workshop Manual, AICOG, 2020 namely Dr MC Patel, Dr Bipin Pandit, and Dr Dilip Walke for their expert guidance and cooperation in formulating this manual. We also wish to express our gratitude to the organizing chairperson Dr Chandrawati and organizing secretary of AICOG 2020 Dr Priti Kumar for their constant support and guidance. We are also thankful to Professor Anima Prasad, Dr Sangeeta Mehrotra and the entire team of Medicolegal Committee for their hard work and support without which this could not have been possible.
I would conclude by quoting Benjamin Franklin
An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
Wishing all of you a healthy and safe clinical practice.
MC Patel
Bipin Pandit
Dilip Walke
AD Dwivedi
Bina Tandon
We express our sincere thanks and gratitude to all authors for their efforts and contribution of articles for this manual. We are highly grateful to our National Convenors, Drs MC Patel, Bipin Pandit, and Dilip Walke for their guidance and time to time support.
We also express our gratitude towards all the faculties who have contributed their valuable articles for this manual. We also extend our gratitude to our Organizing Chairperson, Dr Chandrawati and Organizing Secretary, Dr Priti Kumar for their support and encouragement and having faith in us in the making of this manual.
We are also grateful to our medicolegal team, Professor AD Dwivedi, Dr Saroj Sriwastwa, Dr Bina Tandon, Dr Uma Gupta, Professor Anima Prasad, Professor Sonia Luthra, and Dr Fareeha Khatoon for their hard work and continuous support without which this work would not have been possible.
In the last but not the least, we would like to thank the M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, for designing, laying out, and printing of this manual.
We are thankful to our AICOG, 2020 office staff for their excellent cooperation.
We are really thankful to Dr Sangeeta Mehrotra for her praiseworthy accomplishments in support of the manuals.
Thank you one and all.