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From undergraduate to postgraduate uses of the dead human body: consequential ethical shift

Abstract

The dependence of surgical training programmes on the supply of bodies by for-profit organisations places them at serious ethical risk. These risks, with their commodification of the bodies used in the programme, are outlined. It is concluded that this is not a satisfactory model for the trainees’ subsequent interaction with living patients and that a code of practice is required.

  • donation/procurement of organs/tissues
  • ethics
  • human tissue
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