Practical Approach to Investigative Ethics and Religious Objections to the Autopsy

    Volume 37, Issue 3 (May 1992)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 May 1992

    Page Count: 6


    Davis, JH
    District medical examiner, District 11, Dade County, Miami, FL

    Mittleman, RE
    Associate medical examiner, Dade County Medical Examiner Dept., Miami, FL

    Graves, WM
    District medical examiner, District 21, Lee, Glades, and Hendry Counties, FL, Fort Myers, FL

    Kasztl, W
    Rabbi, Greater Miami Jewish Federation Hospice, Inc., Miami, FL

    (Received 22 October 1991; accepted 14 November 1991)

    Abstract

    The application of investigative ethics to religious objections to the autopsy is essential for harmony in achieving the mission of medical legal death investigation. In Florida, an ethical advisory committee composed of religious, ethics, legal, and medical leaders established a unified statement for the practice of discretionary judgment and liaison with clergy. Our approach to religious objections to the autopsy as well as illustrative cases will be discussed.


    Paper ID: JFS11993J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11993J

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