Vol. 28, Nº e

Conhecimento sobre doação voluntária de corpo para estudos anatômicos

Parada-Simão, T.R.; Liberti, E.A.

ABSTRACT: Objective: The availability of cadavers used for the study of anatomy has been increasingly scarce, in part by the text established by law 8501/92 which, among its provisions, requires the publication in newspapers of wide circulation of data on cadavers, resulting high costs, whose budget education institutions do not undertake to bear. Moreover, the scarcity of unclaimed bodies from the Death Verification Service of the Capital (SVOC) associated with an increase in the number of faculties of health, worrying factor is the low quality of the education of students who are dedicated to health care professions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the knowledge and opinions of the participants of the XXIV Brazilian Congress of Anatomy on voluntary donation of bodies to study anatomy. Material and Results: The participants of the XXIV Brazilian Congress of Anatomy, occurred within 09 to 13 October 2010, responded to a survey about knowledge and beliefs about body donation. The identity of participants was not questioned. Of the 424 individuals surveyed 209 (49.3%) were female and 215 (50.7%) were male. Most of the 406 respondents (95.7%) said they have heard about donating voluntary body. However, when asked if they would donate her body for study, 138 (32.5%) say that yes, these only 38.1% have knowledge of procedures for the donation to occur and only eight (1.9%) reported who have performed the procedures for the donation to occur at death. Conclusion: We found that the topic of body donation among the public search is not unknown, but the procedures to accomplish it and the conviction of its necessity are matters to be best discussed among the professionals. Keywords: Teaching of anatomy, body donation, Anatomy, cadaver.