A Study for Assessment of Perception and Attitude of Medical Students about Medical Ethics, Consumer Protection Act (CPA) and its Influence on Violence against Doctors

Authors

  • Ankita Kakkar1 , Sushil Kumar2 , Archana Verma3 , Alok Kumar4 , Raj Kumar5

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13667

Keywords:

violence, influence, unethical, redressal, CPA.

Abstract

Medical Profession was included under The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) in 1986 to provide a forum to
safeguard the rights of the customers and establish guidelines for the speedy redressal of their grievances
against unethical medical practices. This by far has been the most crucial legislations introduced in the
framework of health professionals which over the years seems to have propelled them to practice in a guarded
manner. In recent times this also seems to be flanked by a spurt in Violence against the Doctors enormously.
It is thereby imperative for all medical professionals to not only have a comprehensive knowledge of ethics
and laws related to health care and medicolegal issues but also its implications in their profession. In this
very light the current study was conducted as an attempt to assess the perception of undergraduate medical
students towards medical ethics, CPA and its influence on Violence against Doctors.

Author Biography

Ankita Kakkar1 , Sushil Kumar2 , Archana Verma3 , Alok Kumar4 , Raj Kumar5

1
Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, School of Medical Sciences & Research,
Sharda University, GautamBudh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, 2
Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine &Toxicology,
Rama Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Mandhana, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 3Professor, Department
of Neurology, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences Saifai -206130, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India,
4Professor and Head (Forensic Medicine & Toxicology) & Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Uttar Pradesh University
of Medical Sciences Saifai, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India, 5
Vice Chancellor, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical
Sciences, Saifai, Etawah. (U.P.), India.

Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Ankita Kakkar1 , Sushil Kumar2 , Archana Verma3 , Alok Kumar4 , Raj Kumar5. (2020). A Study for Assessment of Perception and Attitude of Medical Students about Medical Ethics, Consumer Protection Act (CPA) and its Influence on Violence against Doctors. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(1), 1772-1776. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i1.13667