The Question of Coping with the Cadavera in Anatomy and the Need For an Inclusive Education

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Martín J. Mazzoglio y Nabar & Rubén Daniel Algieri


The human cadaveric material (CM) in the course of Anatomy of the Medicine career is the oldest and most complete didactic resource for teaching. This element carries important meanings and multiple crossings (legal, ethical, procedural, cultural) that, from the middle of the 20th century, had questions and antagonistic pedagogical positions regarding its use. Its use generates emotional reactions in students, often negative, which are processed by the defense mechanisms and coping strategies available to the subject. When these are exceeded, a syndromic courtship may appear that constitutes negative cadaveric coping, which is a factor that places the student in a state of vulnerability with academic alterations. We consider it necessary for this group of students, as well as for those in their coping process, didactic strategies that support them in the process and tend to an inclusive education so that negative cadaverous coping is not a cau- se of desertion or risk.

KEY WORDS: Human corpse. Coping. Education. Inclusion


How to cite this article

MAZZOGLIO Y NABAR, M. J. & ALGIERI, R. D. The question of coping with the cadavera in anatomy and the need for an inclusive education. Int. J. Morphol., 41(2):456-460, 2023.