Review Article: Autopsy and the religious beliefs of Christains, Muslims and Jews; a short review of the historical perspective

  • B.V. Kwaghe
  • A.N. Manasseh
  • U.G. Elachi
  • I Emmmanuel
  • O.A. Silas
  • N.F. Titus
  • P.O. Akpa
  • A.A. Jimoh
  • B.M. Mandong
Keywords: Autopsy, religious beliefs, history, christains, muslims, jews

Abstract

Even though the advantages of autopsy were acknowledged by Christians, Muslims and Jews, it is still not completely accepted by these religions due to some ethical questions raised by their religious beliefs. A good look at the literatures has shown that, none of these three religions absolutely prohibited the performance of autopsy, but Muslims and Jews will appreciate the release of the body within the shortest possible time for the purpose of burial.

Keywords: Autopsy, religious beliefs, history, christains, muslims, jews

Published
2018-02-23
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2006-0734
print ISSN: 2006-0734