“Privacy Concerns in the Field of Medicine” by DNLU Jabalpur’s Centre for Law and Medicine: Call for Blogs

About Centre for Law and Medicine, DNLU Jabalpur

The Centre for Law and Medicine was established to address the legal aspects of medical practice including ethical aspects of biomedicine (where human beings are directly involved), referred to as bioethics, is a new and increasingly developing interdisciplinary field where the ethical, legal and social implications of medicine is discussed and studied with seriousness.

The Centre aims to bring multidisciplinary perspectives to bear on the legal and ethical issues of the day arising out of medical research and practice. The Research Centre’s focal areas are where medical research and practice intersect with the law and ethics. Advances in medical research, reproductive science, genetic research, etc. give rise to ethical and legal issues that are well known.

The Centre proposes to be a platform for learning, teaching and research relating to ethical and legal aspects of healthcare, medical and biomedical practices.

Call for Blogs

The Centre for Law and Medicine invites contributions from Academicians, Legal and Medical Practitioners, Researchers and Students to its blog with an aim to publish blogs related to the field of medical research and Law. The Centre will try to accommodate all quality submissions after a double-blind peer review in order to create an open-access platform for the study of this specialised area of Medicine and Law.

This issue of the Blog is proposed on the theme “Privacy Concerns in the field of Medicine.” We welcome submissions from interested authors on or before January 31st, 2023.

About the theme

Theme: Privacy Concerns in the field of Medicine

The ever-evolving area of medicine is essential for improving human longevity and quality of human life. The new technologies and advancements in this field are valuable yet difficult. The current trends pose a risk to privacy and human dignity. The informational privacy of patients and research subjects is the main topic of discussion in present privacy and medical conflicts. Confidentiality of medical records is frequently emphasised. Given the issues, concerns, and objectives of the digital age, this emphasis is neither unexpected nor out of place.

Sub-themes: The authors are allowed to choose any topic of their choice under the said theme. The following sub-themes which an author can choose, but are not limited to,

  • Managing data privacy in AI-based Medical Devices; Internet of Medical Things (IoMTs)
  • Privacy and security concerns in Telemedicine
  • Medical Identity Theft/ fraud
  • Emerging privacy concerns in E-Pharmacy
  • Contact tracing applications and health data.

Submission Guidelines

  • Co-authorship is allowed for up to two authors.
  • The author(s) should refrain from mentioning their name(s), institutional affiliation or any other detail of the author(s) in the document and the name of the document to facilitate the double-blind review process.
  • The submission should be between 1800- 2000 words (inclusive of the endnotes/footnotes, if any). Longer pieces may be considered for publication only on the approval of the Editorial Team taking into consideration the contents and ensuring the quality.
  • All works must be original and unpublished. Any form of plagiarism will lead to disqualification for publication on the Blog.
  • Keep your title brief and ensure that the title clearly communicates the topic and conveys the essence of the piece to the reader.
  • While formatting the document, the author(s) should keep the following things in mind:
  • Font style: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, Headings: 14, Line spacing: 1.5.
  • All the relevant authorities should be duly acknowledged and hyperlinked in the text of the submission itself. If hyperlinks are not available, then footnotes (Bluebook 20th edition) can be used.
  • Further, if the author relies on a specific document to support an argument, pinpoint citations must be included.

Review Process

  • The review process is a two-stage Double-Blind Peer Review.
  • The Editorial Board would look into various factors like relevance of the submission to the theme of the Blog, accuracy of facts, depth of analysis, coherence in arguments and lastly, language and structure of the content.

Rewards

The top two entries will be awarded with a certificate of merit.

Submission Deadline

All submissions must be sent via email on or before 31st January, 2023.

Submission Procedure

All submissions must be sent in a MS word document to clm@mpdnlu.ac.in and the author should send their detail in a separate document as a cover letter along with the manuscript.

Author/Editor

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