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The (Busy) Life of the Dead Body [videorecording]: A Conversation With the Author of Stiff: The Secret Lives of Human Cadavers

[presented by] the University of Virginia Medical School
Format
Video; DVD; Online
Summary
Mary Roach (Independent author, Oakland, California) is interveiwed by Marcia Day Childress (Associate Profesor of Medical Education and Codirector, Program of Humanities in Medicine, University of Virginia) on her writing of "Stiff: the secret lives of human cadavers." Many issues surrounding the use of cadavers was explored, such as, cadavers as anatomy specimens, providers of organs and tissue for transplantation, forensic pathology studies, surgical techniques practice sites, crash-test or airline accident "victims," and as objects in exhibitions about the body. Concerns of "respecting the dead," ethics, research, social and cultural implications, and the media were also discussed.
Performers
Panelists: Mary Roach; Moderator, Julia E. Connelly
Release Date
2007
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Learning Objectives: 1. Consider the many practical uses of the human body after death -- 2. Appreciate the social, ethical, and cultural complexities of using human cadavers to further scientific and medical knowledge and to benefit the living.
  • The Medical Center Hour is produced by The Center for Humanism in Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine. The Medical Center Hour's website is: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/him/mch.cfm.
  • "Medicine & Society in Conversation."
  • "Co-presented with the Virginia Festival of the Book." - from program flyer
Series
Medical Center Hour
Series Statement
Medical center hour ; 3/21/07
Published
Charlottesville, Va. : The University, [Clinical Engineering, Media Production Services], c2007.
Related Resources
ACCESS TO GENERAL INFORMATION AND UPCOMING SCHEDULE ONLY
Description
1 videodisc (60 min.) sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + script.
DVD.
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