Clarification

In the October 2004 issue, in an article titled "Postmortem procedures controversy unresolved," comments from Mary Beth Foglia, RN, MSN, evaluation specialist for the Veterans Health Administration National Center for Ethics in Health Care, should have made clear that in stating that VHA ethics specialists found no evidence to support claims that clinical training would be compromised if fewer corpses were available because of consent requirements, she was referring to findings from literature searches conducted by herself and others, not to original, empirical research conducted by the VHA Center for Ethics in Health Care. Additionally, while the VHA is located in Washington, DC, Ms. Foglia works in the center’s Seattle office. For more information on the VHA National Center for Ethics in Health Care’s findings on research into medical procedures on the newly dead, visit www1.va.gov/vhaethics/download/NET11.19.03.doc.