A roadmap to the safe practice of forensic medicine in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parekh U, Chariot P, Dang C, Stray-Pedersen A, Druid H, Sajantila A

J Forensic Leg Med 76 (-) 102036 [2020-11-00; online 2020-10-15]

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced forensic practitioners to consider how we perform our normal duties, especially when those duties involve humans. The potential for contracting the virus from working in close contact with living sufferers is high, and we have yet to fully determine the risk of infection from the deceased. In an attempt to support the community, the Journal of Forensic & Legal Medicine has drawn together three articles which underline the importance of continued forensic medical practice during the pandemic and highlight some factors to consider in a Roadmap towards safe practice. Our Roadmap has intentionally taken an international perspective and supports other work we have published in the Journal on our collective response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Type: Review

PubMed 33208233

DOI 10.1016/j.jflm.2020.102036

Crossref 10.1016/j.jflm.2020.102036

pii: S1752-928X(20)30143-8
pmc: PMC7560269

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