AbstractIntroduction and sources of data
This paper briefly outlines the history of research on the recently dead, before critically exploringAreas of agreement, controversy, growing points of interest and areas timely for developing research
The controversy surrounding harm in relation to research on dead bodies largely depends on how dead people are perceived. That is,Areas of agreement, controversy, growing points of interest and areas timely for developing research
Controversy over whether we need to have consent from significant others (bereaved relatives) depends on the weight we give to the bereaved and their experience of the dead. Understanding this is timely in developing research and is relevant to the issue of consent around organ donation for transplants.