Understanding The Power-knowledge Relationship In The Health Care Practices In Pakistan: Case Study From A Health Care Facility In Islamabad
Author: Ayesha Nazir

The weak design and implication of healthcare policies in Pakistan have led to numerous problems that affect every stakeholder in society. The patients are unaware of their rights due to low health literacy. Conversely, doctors are excused from being held accountable for their medical decisions and are given supreme authority. This study will analyze the PMC code of ethics, its poor implementation in the doctor-patient relationship, and the reasons behind the increasing negligence cases in Pakistan. It will draw mainly from the Michael Foucault’s theory of power-knowledge relationship. Qualitative research has been conducted online where doctors and patients were selected for semi-structured questionnaires through nonprobability purposive sampling. The study is based on patients and doctors who visit and work at hospitals located in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, respectively. Supervisor:- Dr. Saman Nazir

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Supervisor: Saman Nazir

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