TITLE

National standards for forensic pathology training slow to develop

AUTHOR(S)
Lett, Dan
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/31/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 3, p240
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a national debate about the training and accreditation of the medical professionals who investigate criminally suspicious deaths and homicides. The debate was generated by a groundbreaking review of autopsies performed by Charles Smith, a former Ontario pathologist. The results revealed that medical professionals with no formal training in forensic pathology perform many of the legal autopsies introduced as evidence in courtroom across Canada.
ACCESSION #
25809231

 

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