Consent for Medical Autopsy

Consent for Medical Autopsy
Adrian Charles
Practical Manual of Fetal Pathology, 17 November 2020; pp 19-25
In many countries as well as the consent as above, legally the autopsy is authorized by a human tissue act officer or medical director or their nominee, who legally allows the postmortem to go ahead. This is done after parental consent. There are variations throughout the world, and some of these are discussed. Consent is now recognised to be a process, a communication and understanding, and not just a simple signature to an official form.

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