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THE IMPORTANCE OF PME. Theeb alkahtani. Consent. Except forensic Autopsy. In all other cases, permission is required, cannot be performed without consent . It can be requested either by the patient’s physician ( medical autopsy ) or by the family ( private autopsy ).

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The importance of pme

THE IMPORTANCE OF PME

Theebalkahtani


Consent

Consent

  • Except forensic Autopsy.

  • In all other cases, permission is required, cannot be performed without consent.

  • It can be requested either by the patient’s physician ( medical autopsy ) or by the family ( private autopsy ).

  • - When giving consent, the family may make any restrictions, limitations, or special requests


What is pme

What is PME ?

  • Postmortem examination of the organs and tissues of a body to determine cause of death or pathological conditions.

  • an external and internal examination of the body after death using surgical techniques.

  • performed by a forensic pathologist.

  • Takes { 2 – 4 } hours to perform.


The type of pme

THE TYPE OF PME

  • May be

    • Invasive.

    • mini-invasive.

    • non-invasive procedures.

  • May be

    • Comprehensive

    • limited to a particular organ system.

  • Small samples of each organ are taken:

    • for microscopic examination , (malignancy or infection……..

    • for studying genes.

    • for checking for drugs, chemicals, or toxic substances.

  • The performance of an autopsy should not delay a funeral or affect viewing of the body.


  • The importance of pme

    • Autopsy ethics:

    • Autopsyprocedure:

    • Limited:

    • Minimally invasive:

    • Virtopsy:

    • Techniques:


    Suggestions for titles

    Suggestions for titles:

    • Sub-specialised PME:

      • Molecularautopsy: SUD

      • Perinatal:

      • Natural deaths:

      • Research:

      • Negative autopsy:


    Why perform an autopsy

    Why perform an autopsy?

    • The primary reason to perform an autopsy is to determine cause of death.


    Why perform an autopsy1

    Why perform an autopsy?

    • there are other benefits to individual, families, the practice of medicine, and the community at large.

    • to answer any questions the law, the family or physician may have about the illness, cause of death, and/or any co-existing conditions.

    • In addition, there are forensic benefits of investigation of homicide, suspected homicide, other unexplained or suspicious deaths, and deaths apparently due to accident or injury

    • The autopsy is important to providing an understanding of the quality of patient care.


    Manner of death

    MANNER OF DEATH

    • Homicide.

    • Accidental.

    • Natural.

    • Suicide

    • Undetermined.

    • Unclassified.


    How families benefit from the autopsy

    How families benefit from the autopsy

    • Discovering inherited or familial diseases

      • may help families through early diagnosis and treatment &familyplanning

        Discovering an infectious disease

      • may lead to early diagnosis and treatment & to help other family members and close contacts ( TB ).


    How families benefit from the autopsy1

    How families benefit from the autopsy

    Uncovering evidence of a work-related disease

    • might lead to compensation for the family.

      Providing crucial information for the settling of insurance claims or death benefits

    • may result in benefits for the family


    How families benefit from the autopsy2

    How families benefit from the autopsy

    Confirming a specific cause of death

    • may simply ease the stress of the unknown.

      Finding that diagnosis and treatment was appropriate

    • may be comforting to the family.


    How families benefit from the autopsy3

    How families benefit from the autopsy

    Knowledge that information gained by the autopsy

    • may help someone else to live longer may ease the profound sense of loss experienced by families.

      understand what has happened to their loved one is by performing an autopsy


    How families benefit from the autopsy4

    How families benefit from the autopsy

    • Increasing knowledge about causes and course of an illness and effects of different types of treatment.

    • Explaining the causes of injuries and accidents involving automobiles, falls, or other situations.


    How families benefit from the autopsy5

    How families benefit from the autopsy

    • Providing information about preventable causes of disease and accident and other public health hazards

    • Helping to establish the cause and manner of death, which at times may be required by law.


    How families benefit from the autopsy6

    How families benefit from the autopsy

    • The autopsy is important to providing an understanding of the quality of patient care

    • to monitor health system.

    • Medical education, training and research leading to improved health care


    Are there religious conflicts

    Are there religious conflicts?

    • YES VS NO


    The importance of pme

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    • Facebook: Forensic Medicine – King Saud University

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