Autopsies are often requested for teaching and research purposes in academic institutions. Forensic autopsies are conducted to determine whether the death was caused by an accident, murder, suicide, or natural causes. The term autopsy comes from the Greek autopsia, which means “to see with one’s own eyes.”
Without the next-of-kin consent, a medical examiner may order an autopsy. All suspected deaths are investigated by the medical examiner or coroner, which can include deaths of people who a physician was not treating for a documented medical condition, deaths of people who had been under medical treatment for less than 24 hours, or deaths that occurred during operations or other medical procedures, depending on the jurisdiction.
In all other cases, including at academic institutions or hospitals, approval from the next-of-kin is required before an autopsy is performed. The next-of-kin can also limit the autopsy’s reach (excluding the brain from evaluation or limiting the procedure to examining the abdomen).
What Are Some Of The Advantages Of Autopsies?
Benefits to families:
Benefits to the clinician and the hospital: The procedure will confirm the accuracy of clinical diagnosis and the appropriateness of medical treatment. The autopsy results can inform doctors, nurses, residents, and students, resulting in a higher level of treatment.
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