The issues of medical deontology in the practice of work of a forensic expert

The medical examiner is first of all a doctor, so the observance of all principles and requirements of medical deontology is mandatory. However, the specificity of professional activity of forensic experts defines a number of features deontology inherent in this specialty.
Producing studies of the dead body, the medical examiner must remember that the corpse is not only the object of the expertise that the person has recently been alive, he has close people, relatives, suffering loss. Consequently, one should avoid unnecessary injury dead body, you should try after examination of the body to give it a fitting farewell to relatives. In conversations with relatives and friends of the deceased, the expert should be sympathetic and kind, to avoid additional mental injury. Relatives and friends of the deceased should be reported only necessary objective and reliable information, not part of the investigation secrets.
During the medical examination of the victims regarding physical injury and especially about sex or sexual offences, the expert should be very tactful, to avoid unnecessary (not needed for opinion) issues that affect the personal and intimate life of the victims, to avoid statements that can lead to iatrogenia.
It may happen that the expert will try to mislead, giving incorrect information about the circumstances of the accident, its timing and other Expert has no right to get annoyed, to voice your distrust. The task of the expert - to listen the story of the witness and on the basis of objective data to give its reasoned opinion on the possibility or impossibility of damage (or of other phenomena) in the circumstances reported injured.
Special ethical vigilance require the cases in which there can be a speech about medical errors or defects medical care. In accordance with the instruction on conducting forensic forensic doctor does not have the right to Express their opinion about the correctness or defects of medical actions - this is solved collectively experts and medical specialists of high qualification. Expressed unfounded judgment about the allegedly incorrect or late medical care can be given to the relatives of the deceased or injured, often in a distorted form, and can be a source of many complaints for not confirmed.
Almost every expert opinion, which are the proof in criminal and civil cases, entail significant social consequences. This imposes on the expert of high professional and moral responsibility.

Checklist
1. What are the forms and methods of joint work of the institutions of forensic medical examination and practical health care?
2. What are the characteristics of deontology in the work of forensic experts?