Practical approach to investigative ethics and religious objections to the autopsy

J Forensic Sci. 1992 May;37(3):824-9.


The application of investigative ethics to religious objections to the autopsy is essential for harmony in achieving the mission of medical legal death investigations. In Florida, an ethical advisory committee composed of religious, ethics, legal, and medical leaders established a unified statement for the practice of discretionary judgment and liaison with clergy. Our approach to religious objections to the autopsy as well as illustrative cases will be discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Autopsy*
  • Child
  • Ethics, Medical*
  • Female
  • Forensic Medicine*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Religion and Medicine*