Name of the activity: Project Privacy
Country/NMO: MSAI India
Program: Ethics and Human Rights in Health
Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator
Type of the activity: First-time Activity
Focus area: Human Rights for Medical Professionals in daily clinical settings, Medical Ethics (Patient Centered Care, Good Medical Practice, direct doctor-patient relationship), Peace, peacebuilding and health
Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production)
It is unfortunate that India is lagging behind over 100 countries that already have some form of data protection law, especially at a time when technology is fast outpacing society’s ability to place checks and balances. It is of utmost importance in the era of the internet, that Indian Medical Graduates are fully aware of their Right to Privacy and the consequences it entails for them, their associates and patients.
- Medical students
- General population
- Medical students
- To sensitise and educate at least 200 medical students the right to privacy and its types through a presentation and group discussion in a 1 hour online session over a time frame of 2 months.
- To sensitise and educate at least 200 medical students about invasion of privacy offline and online through a presentation and group discussion in a 1 hour online session
- To inform and educate at least 200 medical students about the risks of social media and sharing personal information, through a presentation and group discussion in a 1 hour online session
- To inform at least 200 medical students about possible actions that may be taken to protect their privacy through a presentation and group discussion in a 1 hour online session
- To educate and make at least 200 medical students aware of the importance of maintaining confidentiality in a healthcare setting with regards to patients’ information through a presentation and group discussion in a 1 hour online session
Indicators of Success:
- General Indicators:
– Number of participants: At least 250
– Volunteer satisfaction: at least 8/10
– At least 70% of the participants participate actively in the group discussion
- Specific Indicators:
– At least 60% of participants understood the concept of the right to privacy and its types.
– At least 60% of the participants become aware about the law regarding the right to privacy in India.
– At least 60% of the participants understand what invasion of privacy online and offline entails.
– At least 60% of the participants know the risks of social media and sharing personal information online.
– At least 60% of the participants are aware of the possible actions that may be taken to protect their privacy.
– At least 60% of the participants understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality in a healthcare setting with regards to patients’ information
- A group of enthusiastic volunteers are collected. They are provided with a comprehensive toolkit outlining the goals and methodology of the activity.
- The target population, i.e medical students, is identified and gathered on an online platform by the organisers and volunteers, for the discussion.
- Organisers and volunteers are required to fulfil the minimum criteria (12) and not exceed the maximum (25) criteria for the number of participants for the event.
- Pre-event questionnaire is filled by each participant.
- A discussion is held on the right to privacy, its reality in today’s scenario and the role of medical students using the presentation, video and examples provided in the resource document.
- At the end of the event, the post event questionnaires are filled by the participants.
Plans for evaluation:
– Gantt Chart used for monitoring the timeline of activity right from planning to execution.
– Active monitoring done to identify, analyse and solve any deviations or problems faced by the volunteers in conducting the activity.
– Quantitative evaluation: Pre and post event questionnaire responses compared and evaluated using mean and percentage based statistical modalities to assess the impact.
– Qualitative evaluation: Feedback for the event filled by organizers in the post event report
– Data obtained from the pre and post event questionnaire, quality of interaction from post event report form compared with the success indicators set for the activity.
– Event organisers also submit a summary of the event, along with pictures as a method to monitor the activity.
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