Ladies and Gentlemen, every now and then I wonder what is involved in surgical training and to what extent cadavers are used for this purpose. You can see where this is going, right? Where do these bodies come from and are there sufficient available to ensure that doctors/surgeons are well skilled before they get to try out surgical procedures on a real live person? Or perhaps technological advancements mean that cadavers are no longer used for training?
I really should research this, but it occurs to me that bloggers know everything and could perhaps clear up this mystery for me? The all-knowing Google doesn’t need to know where my curiosity takes me. Privacy.
Anyhoo, I suppose it is not just idle curiosity. I’ve already let my family know that in the event my life is cut short by some misfortune, I wish them to donate my organs to the organ transplant program in my country. However, unless I am declared brain dead while on life support, organ donation would not be a practical option. Anticipating this, I could arrange that my family donate my body to science or to a medical school for students to learn their trade.
I feel a little squeamish about all my wobbly bits being on display, but at that point in time, I would probably be beyond caring My main concern is for my family. I am sure they would want the formalities of my passing dealt with as quickly as possible. If donating my body for medical student training held up those formalities unduly, then maybe I should just drop the idea? I’m undecided and therefore have been procrastinating in doing this important research.
Aren’t you glad I asked?
Response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Skill. Looking for blogging inspiration? Click on the link.