Guidelines for Reports by Autopsy Pathologists

Authors: Adams, Vernard Irvine

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  • Helps the autopsy pathologist clearly communicate reports
  • Emphasizes troublesome topics
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Traditionally, pathology residents have learned how to write autopsy reports by trial-and-error, with oral feedback from local mentors. Now, pathologists and pathologists in training throughout the English-speaking world have access to a manual that describes what should be in an autopsy report, how to organize the material, and what the purposes are. Guidelines for Reports by Autopsy Pathologists lists numerous bad habits to avoid, and offers examples of effective report construction. It covers not only how to describe diseases and injuries, but also how to formulate and write opinions. As a supplement, Guidelines for Reports by Autopsy Pathologists  also contains recommendations on record retention schedules for medical examiners (not everything needs to be saved in perpetuity), and how to formulate opinions for death certificates. Aimed at pathologists in training, Guidelines for Reports by Autopsy Pathologists  will alos benefit the seasoned pathologists who want to improve their reports.

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"Dr. Adams … describes how an autopsy report should be organized, what should be included and excluded, how to describe the external and internal examinations, including the proper way to describe wounds and disease states of individual organs, and how to formulate opinions. … This book would logically seem to be intended for the beginning pathologist, pathology resident or medical student, but should also be included in the library of any autopsy pathologist as a valuable reference." (Douglas Posey, Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology, December, 2008)

"This concise manual describes how to write autopsy reports, including how to describe disease and injury, form opinions, and communicate effectively with families and physicians. … practicing autopsy pathologists and forensic pathologists also will find this an excellent reference to have on hand. … This is a very useful book for any pathologist performing autopsies … especially for pathologists in training who are just learning how to report autopsy findings." (Katie L. Dennis, Doody’s Review Service, August, 2009)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guidelines for Reports by Autopsy Pathologists
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-60327-473-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-60327-473-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-60327-472-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-900-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 128
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