PRE-PRINTED FORMS: A TOOL TO CIRCUMVENT INFORMED CONSENT

PRE-PRINTED FORMS: A TOOL TO CIRCUMVENT INFORMED CONSENT

Taking informed consent of a patient for a treatment is a quintessential obligation of any doctor or hospital or any medical fraternity. Pre-printed forms have long been used for the same purpose. These forms are used as a means to avoid the duty of informing the patient by which it becomes invalid consent. Recently, the NCDRC ruled against these practices terming them as ‘unfair practice’.This article analyzes the implication of this judgement and the way forward so that these consent forms are valid and patient-specific. Continue reading PRE-PRINTED FORMS: A TOOL TO CIRCUMVENT INFORMED CONSENT

AN ECONOMIC MODEL OF PRECAUTION TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL TORT LIABILITIES RULES

-by Sherry Shukla & Arpit Lahoti Introduction: The economic model of precaution deals with two main objectives to be achieved i.e. first being minimization of social cost associated with the activities that involve risky behaviour and the second being evolution of the socially efficient or optimal level of precaution. It mainly focuses on two aspects i.e. cost of harm and the precaution taken to avoid … Continue reading AN ECONOMIC MODEL OF PRECAUTION TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL TORT LIABILITIES RULES