Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
Print version ISSN 0100-6991
MARQUES FILHO, José. Is the use of newly deceased ethically acceptable for teaching medical procedures?. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2012, vol.39, n.1, pp. 74-76. ISSN 0100-6991. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912012000100014.
The use if newly deceased for teaching medical procedures occurs with an unknown frequency. In the surgical area the training of skills has a fundamental importance due to the need of invasive procedures inherent to the surgical practice. There are rare publications about this issue in Bioethics, but it is fundamental that this discussion and pondering be done in the surgery departments of the teaching hospitals. The performance of procedures in newly deceased must be faced as an exception and it must be mandatorily preceded by family authorization.
Keywords : Bioethics; Teaching; Physicians; Teaching materials; Cadaver.