Ethics seminars: the ethical debate on practicing procedures on the newly dead.

@article{Schmidt2004EthicsST,
  title={Ethics seminars: the ethical debate on practicing procedures on the newly dead.},
  author={Terri A Schmidt and Jean T Abbott and Joel Martin Geiderman and Jason Andrew Hughes and Catherine X Johnson and Katie B McClure and Mary Pat Mckay and Junaid Abdul Razzak and David Salo and Raquel Marie Schears and Robert C Solomon},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 9},
  pages={962-6}
}
Emergency medicine and its academic teaching programs face an ethical dilemma surrounding the question of practicing procedures on the newly dead. For many years, procedures have been practiced on the newly dead, but few institutions have had policies addressing the practice. This article considers the ethical arguments both for and against practicing procedures on the newly dead without consent, reviews the empirical studies on the subject, and presents the positions of other professional… CONTINUE READING

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