Post Mortem Scientific Sampling and the Search for Causes of Death in Intensive Care: What Information Should Be Given and What Consent Should Be Obtained?
Rigaud, J P
Quenot, J P
Journal of medical ethics 2011 Mar; 37(3): 132-6
The search for cause of death is important to improve knowledge and provide answers for the relatives of the deceased. Medical autopsy following unexplained death in hospital is one way to identify cause of death but is difficult to carry out routinely. Post mortem sampling (PMS) of tissues via thin biopsy needle or 'mini incisions' in the skin may be a useful alternative. A study was undertaken to assess how this approach is perceived by intensive care doctors and also to evaluate how this practice is considered in ethical terms in France.
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