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Clin Anat. 2014 Sep;27(6):833-4. doi: 10.1002/ca.22396. Epub 2014 Mar 20.

What is happening in our anatomical dissection rooms?

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Department of Medicine, Division General Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, LO234, Boston, Massachusetts.

Abstract

A recent student article relates disrespectful and traumatizing events in a modern dissection room. This comment serves to remind anatomical educators' of their duties toward the medical students. It is the anatomical educators' duty to help students not only to become familiar with the structure of the human body but also with the emotional repertoire available when dealing with the living and the dead. And it is the educators' duty to accompany students through the dissection course experience in a manner that keeps them safe from emotional harm.

KEYWORDS:

anatomical dissection; duty of the educator; ethics in anatomy; trauma in medical students

PMID:
24648394
DOI:
10.1002/ca.22396
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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