ICTPH Ethics Series Part II – Autonomy

Autonomy literally refers to freedom from external control or influence, or simply “independence”. Autonomy plays a crucial role in medical ethics. The relationship between the health system and the patient is based on mutual trust and mutual interest, given that both the parties are independent to make their decisions based on the information available. When care seeker enters the medical facility for seeking care, he/she has entered the facility with…

Ethics In Primary Health Care – ICTPH Ethics Series

Primary health care is an building block of health care system. Primary health care is the first point of contact between the individual and the health care. ICTPH has been working on improvement and seamless delivery of primary health care in India. The indian primary healthcare scenario is fuzzy with multiple players both public and private, multiple medical sciences mainstream and holistic.  Given this all scenario with complex inter player relationship,…