IP Indian Journal of Anatomy and Surgery of Head, Neck and Brain

Print ISSN: 2581-5210

Online ISSN: 2581-5229


IP Indian Journal of Anatomy and Surgery of Head, Neck and Brain (IJASHNB) open access, peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing since 2015 and is published under the Khyati Education and Research Foundation (KERF), is registered as a non-profit society (under the society registration act, 1860), Government of India with the vision of various accredited vocational courses in healthcare, education, paramedical, yoga, publication, teaching and research activity, with the aim of faster and better dissemination of knowledge, we will be publishing more...

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Manisha R. Gaikwad

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Cadaveric Oath: The need of the hour

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Author Details : Manisha R. Gaikwad

Volume : 3, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 56-57

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In today’s scenario the doctor –patient relationship is getting from bad to worse because of the lack of communication skills in undergraduate students pursuing medicine. Acquiring knowledge through dissection of human body is an age old concept started in 15th century by barber surgeons to demonstrate the structures of human body. Importance of cadaveric dissection for learning anatomy helps the students in developing spatial and tactile appreciation of the structures which cannot be obtained by prosected specimens or computerised learning aids. Cadaver being their first teacher, students should be imbibed with the moral values and have gratitude towards the cadaver for helping them understand the structures of the body by way of dissection. Cadaveric oath recitation will help the students in developing empathy with the cadaver as a “SILENT TEACHER” and in the long run with the patients while serving the humanity by way of medical practice.

Keywords: Cadaveric oath, Doctor-patient relationship, Silent teacher, Anatomy teaching, Cadaveric dissection

How to cite : Gaikwad M R, Cadaveric Oath: The need of the hour. IP Indian J Anat Surg Head Neck Brain 2017;3(2):56-57

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