Death of the teaching autopsy: Summary of responsesBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7432.167 (Published 15 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:167
- Birte Twisselmann, technical editor
Respondents to the education and debate articles on the death of the teaching autopsy and on obtaining consent for autopsy unanimously agreed that this is a sorry state of affairs.1 2 Most other countries seem also to be faring no better than New Zealand.
The value of the procedure is not well publicised or communicated, even within the medical profession. Recommendations to remedy this include educating the population at large and generally raising awareness of and …