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The legal and ethical framework governing body donation in Europe - 1st update on current practice

Riederer, B. M., Bolt, S., Brenner, E., Bueno-Lopez, J. L., Circulescu, A. R. M., Davies, D. C., De Caro, R., Gerrits, P. O., McHanwell, S., Pais, D., Paulsen, F., Plaisant, O., Sendemir, E., Stabile, I. and Moxham, Bernard 2012. The legal and ethical framework governing body donation in Europe - 1st update on current practice. European Journal of Anatomy 16 (1) , pp. 1-21.

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Abstract

Previously, we have reported on the legal and ethical aspects and current practice of body donation in several European countries, reflecting cultural and religious variations as well as different legal and constitutional frameworks. We have also established good practice in body donation. Here we shall further extend the legal and ethical frameworks in place and also focus on novelties in the law and different directives. Of particular interest are points that address the commercialization of human bodies and body parts and weaknesses in the legal directives. Therefore, it is important to define what is ethical and what needs to be considered unethical in body donation and the subsequent utilisation of human bodies for teaching and research.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1001 Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2340-311X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:47
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/84734

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