Conference Contribution Details
Mandatory Fields
Neil Maddox and Claire McGovern
European Association of Health Lawyers Conference 2019
Bodily Products, Waster, Ownership and Harm
Toulouse, Francs
Poster Presentation (Refereed)
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In light of recent scandals in the UK relating to waste management and the disposal of human medical waste, including amputated human limbs, this presentation examines how such disposal might be regulated. Characterising separated anatomical human parts as 'waste' is problematic, both conceptualy and practically. The presentation examines the unique harms that may occur to the subject if their amputated parts are not treated respectfully during the disposal process and how such concerns can be adapted to regulation in this area.