Goudge: "systemic failings" in Ontario coroner's office

Eggertson, Laura
November 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/4/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 10, p995
Academic Journal
The article reports on the move by judge Stephen Goudge to urge the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to develop an accredited training program for forensic pathologists. According to Goudge, systemic flaws and inattentive bosses made it possible for an unqualified pathologist to make critical errors that led to wrongful convictions. Goudge asserts that pathologist Charles Smith was unqualified as a forensic pathologist and his training was inadequate.


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