Assessment of Knowledge and Awareness about Medico Legal Issues among Interns and Post GraduateStudents in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

Authors

  • Saptarishi Bose
  • Naresh Jyothula
  • U.Vinod Venkata Kumar Andey
  • Ganapathi Swamy Chintada
  • Paromita Roy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17068

Keywords:

Medico Legal issues, Consent, Consumers protection act, Interns, Post Graduate students Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

Abstract

In recent times there has been increased number of complaints and lawsuits against doctors. Therefore
having knowledge about Medico Legal issues is as important to the practice of medicine as clinical skills.
The present study was conducted to evaluate Awareness and Knowledge about Medico Legal issues among
Interns and Post Graduate Students. Total 140 interns and 110 Post Graduate students participated in the
study. Post graduate students had more knowledge about Medico Legal issues and consent than interns
but there was deficit of knowledge about Injury and Death certificates. About Consumers protection act
(COPRA)there is little awarenessbut regarding Human organ transplantation Act (HOTA) and Hospital
indemnity Insurance awareness should be increased. Our study conveys that action should be taken to cover
the lack of awareness and knowledge for doctors as well as patientssafety.

Author Biographies

Saptarishi Bose

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine  at GSL Dental College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

Naresh Jyothula

Assistant Professor, GSL Dental College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

U.Vinod Venkata Kumar Andey

Assistant Professor,  Dept. of Community Medicine, at GSL Dental College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

Ganapathi Swamy Chintada

Associate Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine,  at GSL Dental College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

Paromita Roy

Senior Lecturer in Dept. of Oral Medicine& Radiology at GSL Dental College, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Saptarishi Bose, Naresh Jyothula, U.Vinod Venkata Kumar Andey, Ganapathi Swamy Chintada, & Paromita Roy. (2021). Assessment of Knowledge and Awareness about Medico Legal Issues among Interns and Post GraduateStudents in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 2428-2432. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.17068