Journal of Okayama Medical Association
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死体解剖保存と遺族ないし本人の承諾 ―医事法・生命倫理の視点から―

粟屋 剛 徳山大学経済学部医事法・生命倫理研究室
抄録
In this article, I consider whether the consent of the deceased or the bereaved family is needed or not for the anatomical dissection and preservation of the dead body from a viewpoint of medical jurisprudence and bioethics. The conclusion can be summarized as follows: The Autopsy Law 1949 is applied to the anatomical dissection and preservation of the dead body. According to this law, in principle the consent of the bereaved family is needed. However, the consent of the deceased is not needed. From a viewpoint of bioethics, especially the principle of autonomy, the consent of the deceased should be required instead of the consent of the bereaved family. To fulfill the intention of the deceased, we need to wait for new legislation or the revision of the Autopsy Law. The important things are both the recognition of the meaningful role of anatomical dissection and preservation of the dead body in madical research and education, and the consideration of the viewpoint of bioethics, especially the principle of autonomy and the derivative notion of informed consent, in case of new legislation or revision of the Autopsy Law.
キーワード
Autopsy Law
consent of the deceased
principle of autonomy
bioethics
medical jurisprudence
備考
原著
ISSN
0030-1558
NCID
AN00032489