Commemorations and Memorials: Exploring the Human Face of Anatomy

Commemorations and Memorials: Exploring the Human Face of Anatomy


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A major component of many modern human anatomy programs is commemorating people who have donated their body for education and research. In addition, some institutions have also organized memorial places to honor the body donors. This book is an edited volume which explores the phenomena of commemorations and memorials in anatomy. It includes both descriptive papers focusing on the content of the ceremonies and theoretical papers contextualizing and examining these within the broader ethical, scientific, medical and educational frameworks. Building up on the idea of a community of practice, the main objective of the volume is to enhance the exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences. The concepts of 'commemoration' and 'memorial' in anatomy programs are presented as emerging. They are seen as phenomena that will continue to evolve and ramify within different cultural and educational contexts, and this volume is expected to facilitate these processes. Indeed, meager literature on the topic indicates potentially enormous practical value in sharing and combining practices from different cultural and teaching/research traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789813143142
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/29/2017
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction Goran Štrkalj Nalini Pather 1

Chapter 1 Bioethical Aspects of Commemorations and Memorials D. Gareth Jones 15

Chapter 2 Human Flourishing: Implications for Medicine, Education and Commemoration John McClean 27

Chapter 3 The Lack of Memorial Services in For-Profit and Non-Profit Willed Body Companies in the United Slates Thomas H. Champney 41

Chapter 4 Remembering the Victims of Abusive Practices in Anatomy: The Example of Nazi Germany Sabine Hildebrandt 49

Chapter 5 Complexities and Remedies of Unknown-Provenance Osteology Carl N. Stephan Jodi M. Caple Andrew Veprek Emma Sievwright Vaughan Kippers Steve Moss Wesley Fisk 65

Chapter 6 The Curriculum of Compassion: Connecting Students with Donor Families Ernest F. Talarico, Jr. 97

Chapter 7 Commemoration Practices at Otago: Experiences from a Bicultural Society Natasha AMS Flack Kathryn McClea Helen D. Nicholson 119

Chapter 8 Commemorations and Memorials in Anatomy: Tribute to the Donors and the Indigent Givers Beverley Kramer Graham J. Louw 133

Chapter 9 Commemorations and Memorials in Chinese Body Donation Programs Luqing Zhang Jiong Ding 147

Chapter 10 The Ceremony to Honor the Body Donor as Part of an Anatomy Outreach Program in Brazil Andréa Oxley Da Rocha João Antônio Bonatto-Costa Júlia Pedron Maria Paula Oliveira de Moraes Deivis De Campos 157

Chapter 11 A Moment of Hope: Thanksgiving Services for Families of Donors Nalini Pather Ken Ashwell 173

Chapter 12 Anatomy Commemorations on YouTube: A Review Yousef AbouHashem Benjamin T. Brown Goran Štrkalj 181

Chapter 13 Concluding Remarks: Where to from here? Nalini Pather Goran Štrkalj 195

Index 197

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