Coroners and the obligation to protect public health: The case of the failed UK vCJD study.


McGowan, CR; Viens, AM; (2011) Coroners and the obligation to protect public health: The case of the failed UK vCJD study. Public health. ISSN 0033-3506 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2010.12.001

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Abstract

The Health Protection Agency has recently attempted to create a postmortem tissue archive to determine the prevalence of abnormal prion protein. The success of this archive was prevented because the Health Protection Agency could not convince coroners to support the study's methodology and participate on that basis. The findings of this paper detail and support the view that the Coroners' Society of England and Wales's refusal to participate was misguided and failed to appreciate that coroners have a moral obligation to protect public health. Measures to assist coroners in fulfilling this role are proposed.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Global Health and Development
Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
PubMed ID: 21440922
Web of Science ID: 289786600011
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1048

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