family involvement in cadaver donation

sorry this was so late. i did it before the blog was up and only remembered to post it just now.

ek sorry if its too late to read

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Family Involvement in cadavers

Though out the world the involvement varies (due to restrictions of the law). Within Australia itself each state has defined its own laws. I have outlined the general involvement of the family in cadaver donation (in Australia).

– In the absence of signed and witnessed consent (from a patient that is fully informed and has the capacity to consent) family are able to donate the body on the patients behalf.

– The “family” refers specifically to the most senior next of kin.

– The consent confirms that no other immediate family members have any objection to the donation

– it is the duty of the next-of-kin signing to ensure that no immediate family object to the donation

– NB Most often universities enforce that they cannot be held liable for any false or misleading consent

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~ by pcl4 on July 17, 2008.

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