एनाटॉमी और फिजियोलॉजी: वर्तमान अनुसंधान

एनाटॉमी और फिजियोलॉजी: वर्तमान अनुसंधान
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Cadaver Dissection in Anatomy: The Ethical Aspect

Shaguphta T. Shaikh

Cadaveric dissection is an integral part of medical education and the basis of anatomy for first M.B.B.S. students. The dead human body has failed to elicit much theological interest, and until recently, little ethical interest. Dissection of cadavers is a time honored part of medical education. Undergraduate and postgraduate students do dissection as a part of learning human anatomy. Cadavers are obtained from the forensic mortuary declared as ‘unclaimed body’ or through donated bodies that includes voluntary donation during life or their after by the relatives. However, use of human tissue for research and the use of human cadavers for teaching and training purposes are surrounded by ethical issues. In this paper we will be discussing the ethical issues in relation to the use of cadaver i.e. respect for human body even after life.