Documenting a death scene | Medical and Legal Investigations | University of Maryland University College

 Instructions

Please provide short answers to the questions below. Your responses should be written in paragraph form.  

  1. What is the purpose of documenting the decedent’s medical history? Where/how would you obtain the information?
  2. What is the purpose of documenting the decedent’s mental health history? Where/how would you obtain the information?
  3. What is the purpose of documenting the decedent’s social history? What type of information should be included in social history? Where/how would you obtain the information?

Format Requirements

  • Paper must be double spaced, 11 or 12 pt font and 1” margins all around.
  • All APA 7th edition format requirements must be followed (cover page, in text citations, reference page). Refer to APA/UMGC – learning resources found in the content page of this course.
  • You must have resources to support your thoughts/opinions/information.  These must be cited both in text as well as at the end of the document. Your paper should not contain direct quotes, sourced material must be paraphrased.

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