Principles of Forensic Pathology

Principles of Forensic Pathology

From Investigation to Certification

1st Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Susan F. Ely, James R. Gill
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323917964

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Description

Principles of Forensic Pathology: From Investigation to Certification offers a consistent and conceptual framework and approach to forensic practice and evidence-based thinking that leads to mechanism-based opinions. The book uses a systematic casework approach to address, explain and guide the reader through diverse topics encountered by forensic pathologists. Chapters provide a comprehensive overview of the field of forensic pathology, discussing topics such as scene investigation, pathophysiology of death, autopsy, types of circumstances, and deaths. Scenarios encountered include both frequent and less frequent situations, offering mental checklists and prescriptions for the consistent approach to such cases. Written by forensic professionals, this book is a practical, yet comprehensive compendium for forensic pathology fellows, pathology residents and medical students interested in forensic pathology.

Key Features

  • Presents a primary text that is ideal for daily forensic practice
  • Discusses how to properly investigate and certify death in a consistent and defensible way
  • Emphasizes best practices in the field, providing an approach that is in line with today's professional forensic pathology

Readership

Forensic pathology fellows, pathology residents and medical students interested in forensic pathology; medicolegal death investigators and coroners

Table of Contents

  • 1. Forensic Pathology: Overview
    2. Thinking Forensically: Planning, Anticipating, Observing, Documenting, Inquiring, Synthesizing, Opining, and Communicating, In That Order
    3. The Pathophysiology of Death and Death Certification
    4. The Scene Investigation, Postmortem Changes, and Time of Death
    5. The Forensic Autopsy
    6. Approach to Forensic Perinatal and Pediatric Pathology
    7. Approach to Natural Deaths (Adult)
    8. Approach to Medical Intervention-Related Deaths
    9. Approach to Firearms Deaths
    10. Approach to Blunt, Sharp, and Transportation Deaths
    11. Approach to Asphyxial Deaths
    12. Approach to Burns, Blast, and Radiation Injury
    13. Approach to Environmental Deaths
    14. Approach to Toxicological Deaths
    15. Special Topics: In-Custody, Physical Altercations, Neglect (Adult), Unexpected Hemorrhage, and Delayed and Concealed Homicides
    16. Communication
    17. The Forensic Pathologist's Public Health Role
    18. Developments in Postmortem Imaging
    19. Recent and Ongoing Technological Advancements in Forensic Pathology Practice
    Appendices
    Appendix A. Formats of Autopsy Report Final Diagnoses
    Appendix B. Format of the Autopsy Report
    Appendix C. Autopsy Report Templates
    Appendix D. Library for FP Fellows
    Appendix E. Hirschisms and Adelsonisms

Product details

  • No. of pages: 510
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323917964

About the Editors

Susan F. Ely

Dr. Ely is currently the Fellowship Training Program Director and a senior medical examiner for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Forensic Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. * The views expressed in the ‘Principles of Forensic Pathology: From Investigation to Certification’ do not necessarily represent the views of the City, OCME, or New York University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York, Department of Forensic Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, NY, United States * The views expressed in the ‘Principles of Forensic Pathology: From Investigation to Certification’ do not necessarily represent the views of the City, OCME, or New York University.

James R. Gill

Dr. James R. Gill is a board-certified forensic pathologist who is the Chief Medical Examiner of the Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, in Farmington, CT, United States. He has faculty medical school appointments at Yale and the University of Connecticut.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Medical Examiner and Fellowship Program Director, Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Farmington, CT, United States

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  • Charles M. Mon May 16 2022

    Forensic Pathologist of Ulster County N.Y.

    This is a great book giving profound insight into the practice of forensic medicine. I strongly recommend it.