Autopsy translates in Arabic to al-tashreeh. Could this term influence its acceptability?

Suhail H. Al-Amad, Stephen Cordner, Mu'Men Al Haddidi, Hani Al-Amad

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Abstract

It is not unusual for laypersons to object on the conduct of an autopsy of a loved one for fear of disfigurement or burial delays. In this paper, we discuss a new possible reason for objection among Arabic speaking communities related to the language. The Arabic word for autopsy is "al-tashreeh" which, when examining its other linguistic uses, might result in wrong inferences among laypersons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-35
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Volume29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2015

Keywords

  • Arabic language
  • Autopsy

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Al-Amad, Suhail H. ; Cordner, Stephen ; Al Haddidi, Mu'Men ; Al-Amad, Hani. / Autopsy translates in Arabic to al-tashreeh. Could this term influence its acceptability?. In: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2015 ; Vol. 29. pp. 34-35.
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Autopsy translates in Arabic to al-tashreeh. Could this term influence its acceptability? / Al-Amad, Suhail H.; Cordner, Stephen; Al Haddidi, Mu'Men; Al-Amad, Hani.

In: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Vol. 29, 09.08.2015, p. 34-35.

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