Five doctors who took a photo with a cadaver may face serious consequences, after one posted the picture on his Instagram. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said Thursday that it is currently investigating the case and considering taking disciplinary steps against doctors.
According to the Act on Dissection and Preservation of Corpse, those who conduct pathological or anatomical research on a corpse should exercise an appropriate demeanor. It is forbidden to share or post photos of cadavers if not for research purposes. A breach is punishable by fines, in this case, up to 500,000 won, the ministry said.
A spokesperson from the Korean Medical Association, the country’s largest physicians group, said that the case will be sent to an ethics committee, adding that they are under review to cancel their doctor’s qualification.
The five are a professor of Inha University Hospital in Incheon and four doctors from various hospitals who participated in a foot anatomy session held at the Catholic University of Korea’s St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul last week.
selfie：名詞，自拍照。She posted many close-up selfies on her FB.（她在個人「臉書」上貼出很多特寫的自拍照。）
cadaver：名詞，屍首。A cadaver means a dead body, especially a human body to be dissected.（屍體的意思是死屍，尤指待解剖的人體。）
demeanor：名詞，舉止、態（風）度。Was there anything unusual about his demeanor the morning the two of you were together?（你們倆上午在一起時，他的行為舉止有無任何異狀？）