Psychological autopsy: An important tool for postmortem diagnosis of death

Babu, Raghavendra YP and Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Manjunath, S and Joseph, Nitin and Palimar, Vikram (2014) Psychological autopsy: An important tool for postmortem diagnosis of death. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 6 (1). pp. 29-31.

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Abstract

Autopsy surgeons not only deal with unnatural deaths, but also deal with a wide range of deaths from natural causes, which are of sudden, unexpected or clinically undiagnosed cases. It is pertinent for an autopsy surgeon to be aware of the causes of sudden natural death. Here is a case of sudden death due to cerebrovascular accident with suspicion of foul play is reported. The suspicion of foul play was negated by an autopsy of the dead body aided with psychological autopsy of the family of the deceased.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sudden death; cerebrovascular accident; autopsy; psychological autopsy.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Physiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2014 09:24
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2014 10:21
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139036

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