Kenneth V. Iserson, M.D., MBA, FACEP, FAAEM, is Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine at The University of Arizona, Medical Director (Emeritus) of the Southern Arizona Rescue Association (search & rescue), a Supervisory Physician with Arizona’s Disaster Medical Assistance Team (AZ-1), and a member of the American Red Cross disaster response team.
The author of hundreds of scientific articles on emergency medicine and biomedical ethics, he has also authored numerous books. In October 2011, McGraw-Hill will publish his latest book, Improvised Medicine: Professional Treatment with Scarce Resources.
Dr. Iserson now limits his medical practice to global and disaster medicine. In the past few years, he has practiced or taught on all seven continents, including 6 months as Lead Physician for the US Antarctic Program, and work with NGOs in rural areas of Central and South America, Zambia, Bhutan, and Ghana. He also runs the www.REEME.arizona.edu Project that freely distributes more than 700 Spanish-language PowerPoint presentations on Emergency Medicine.
Autopsy procedures (dissection, virtual and verbal autopsies), medical examiner and coroner systems, death investigation, death certificates and autopsy reports are described in exquisite detail. It includes everything you could possible want to know—with technical elements described clearly in terms everyone can understand.
Everyone dreads notifying survivors about sudden deaths. Healthcare, law enforcement, fire service, religious & military personnel often take on that task with little formal training. Grave Words helps lessen notifiers’ stress, provides detailed protocols for nearly every death-notification situation, explains how to use the protocols, provides a context for when and why they should be used.