Flashcards in The Autopsy Deck (6)
what are the two main categories of autopsy?
legal authority and those that are conducted with permission of relatives
who has legal authority?
when would a doctor refer deaths to a coroner?
violence, abortion, privation or neglect, poison/alcohol, iatrogenic, industrial or unknown
why are clinical autopsies performed?
when certain aspects of death that occurs in hospital are unknown - may be in specific organ
what is the process when a patient dies?
confirm death, talk to relatives, complete certificate and cremation forms, contact GP