Best practice review and recommendations for the use of anatomical specimen in AO educational activities and in digital educational resources

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In the context of new educational formats and especially the new digital format of online distribution and accessibility several questions arise regarding the ethically sound use of human cadaveric specimen in demonstration and training. Also, the easiness to capture and distribute material showcasing human anatomical imaging (photographs, videos) by the audience has triggered a discussion in the different associations that have issued standards for the treatment and use of human donated material.

Table of contents:

  1. Executive summary
  2. Background
  3. Sources reviewed
  4. Donor consent
    - Recommendations
  5. (Digital) code of conduct for learners
    - Recommendations
  6. Institutional probity and professionalism
    - Recommendation