Research Foundation of Hospital & Healthcare Administration (RFHHA) in collaboration with
Department of Hospital Administration All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India
Conclave on “Legal and Ethical Challenges in Healthcare Ecosystem”
18th to 20th May, 2017 at Manekshaw Convention Centre,
Modern hospital is a matrix organization, an amalgam of social, architectural and technological advancements. Healthcare industry is growing rapidly but the core ingredients such as care, compassion, empathy, trustworthiness and ethical considerations are losing their fabric. We live in a well-informed society, where patients, relatives, and others are inclined to question healthcare providers when medical outcomes are not acceptable. Ethics is considered a standard of behaviour and a concept of right and wrong in any situation. The primary principles of ethics include beneficence, non-malfeasance, justice and respect for autonomy. There are legal and ethical dilemmas associated with delivery of healthcare. It is imperative for healthcare professionals to be well conversant with law and ethics - the pillars of healthcare ecosystem. The evolving technologies pose new challenges every day to the established tenets of medical practice. These challenges often involve social issues and ethical dilemmas with decisions affecting life and its continuity. Recent issues include reproductive rights, fetal health, stem cell research, euthanasia, DNR and confidentiality of records in cyber domain. Healthcare professionals need to be concerned about how law and ethics impact not only their respective professions, but also how these issues affect the consumers and society at large. Spiralling cost of healthcare leads to questions regarding availability, accessibility, affordability and equitable distribution of healthcare resources. It is thus the felt need of the hour to introspect and deliberate on these much relevant contemporary legal and ethical issues.
Against this backdrop, Research Foundation of Hospital and Healthcare Administration (RFHHA) in collaboration with Department of Hospital Administration, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi is organizing a three-day Conclave on “Legal and Ethical Challenges in Healthcare Ecosystem” from 18th to 20th May, 2017 at Manekshaw Convention Centre, New Delhi. The conclave will open up new vistas for formulating SOPs for respective organizations. It will also address contentious ethical and legal issues related to healthcare and facilitate the stake holders for framing appropriate policies and guidelines. We are sanguine this conclave will be an important melting pot for exchange of ideas and sharing of practical experiences.