Consent: Practical Principles For Clinicians

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Obtaining proper patient consent in clinical care is vital in current times. The approach of 'doctor knows best' is now superseded by patient rights to make decisions. The approach of this book from ...
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Consent in Death

Pp. 53-55 (3)

Jeffrey C. McILwain

Abstract

If an autopsy is required, the role of the Coroner or Medical Examiner has certain legally determined functions. Further, the person who would normally be the consent giver is now dead and so it must be clear whom has the authority and responsibility for the dead including a refusal of autopsy.

Affiliation:

St. Helens&Knowsley Teaching Hospitals UK.