Recognition of life extinct (ROLE)--multidiscipline role of healthcare professionals.

  • Freddy Patel
  • Published 2008 in Journal of forensic and legal medicine


Traditionally in England and Wales it has been in the domain of doctors to pronounce 'life extinct'. The recent implementation of recognition of life extinct (ROLE) procedure in England and Wales has permitted other health care workers undertake this role in selective cases. A momentous case that changed a medico-legal role is presented. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.jflm.2008.01.006


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