Photographing patients without consent unethical: DAK
Srinagar, Sep 09: Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said that patients in Kashmir hospitals are photographed without their informed consent which is unethical.
President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said that obtaining pictures of patients without their authorization is against moral and ethical principles.
It is mandatory that all clinical images should be taken after written consent and the patient should be fully informed as to the purpose of the photography.
Whether photos are needed for publications, presentations or media, patient consent is a must.
The code of conduct of the MCI states that photographs of patients must be taken with informed consent.
Consent, particularly informed consent is the cornerstone of patient’s right.
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