8 - Sudden Natural Death Part1

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Sudden Natural Death
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Objectives Classifications and definitions of the types of unexpected deaths. Preliminary steps in the investigation. Scene investigation. The postmortem examination.
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Definitions and   classifications… SD is defined as a natural, unexpected fatal event, in an apparently healthy subject or one whose disease was not so severe enough as to predict such an abrupt outcome. WHO definition: Death occur within 24 hrs of the onset of symptoms. Forensic sense: Most of such deaths die in minutes or even seconds of the onset of symptoms. ¤¤ Its difficult to find the exact classification of sudden unexpected deaths , the problem comes from the definitions of both sudden and unexpected. 3
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The aim of classifying the death into sudden and unexpected death is to remove the ones that are epidemic and traumatic . The more unexpected the death, the less reliable the information will be due to the shock of death
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Preliminary steps in the investigation
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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