From undergraduate to postgraduate uses of the dead human body: consequential ethical shift

Journal of Medical Ethics 46 (7):474-475 (2020)
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The dependence of surgical training programmes on the supply of bodies by for-profit organisations places them at serious ethical risk. These risks, with their commodification of the bodies used in the programme, are outlined. It is concluded that this is not a satisfactory model for the trainees’ subsequent interaction with living patients and that a code of practice is required.



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Use of Cadavers to Train Surgeons: What Are the Ethical Issues?Hannah James - 2020 - Journal of Medical Ethics 46 (7):470-471.

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