As an employee of Utah Department of Health it is my responsibility to inform my readers that the opinions shared on this blog are my own and do not reflect that of the State of Utah. I would like to emphasize that although the information shared on this blog are from my perspective I have spent over ten years conforming my views to those of the Department of Health. In fact, several years ago when the department underwent re-structuring, I was selected to join a committee dedicated to constructing vision and mission statements for Division of Disease Control and Prevention. It is my desire to provide information to my readers that both educates and promotes well-being. However, humor will be involved as mentioned in my previous post, Coping Strategy: Humor.
Please feel free to comment and ask questions as you read through both series: Morbid Curiosity and Morgue Musing. Morbid Curiosity series will cover informational topics relating to death and forensic science. Morgue Musing will cover a lighter side and contain anecdotes and illustrations. Most of the drawings will be done by my eight-year-old and will depict some of the anecdotes as well as reflect his perspective regarding the content matter.
My vision for this blog is to inform the public on a topic that is often taboo in nature and not too often discussed. (Here’s comes my opinion.) I believe that we can benefit as a society to study death and dying in order to improve our health and avoid preventable disease. I believe that it is also therapeutic to discuss death. Allowing ourselves to talk about death helps us cope with this inevitable end.
I want to thank all of you who read and subscribe, and I encourage you to ask questions. Unfortunately, I may not be able to answer some of your questions in detail due to the confidential nature of my work, but I will do my best to inform and entertain. I also need to inform my readers that I am not a medical doctor. I am the supervisor of a team of medical examiner assistants. My job is to manage the morgue for the Chief Medical Examiner and to assist all six forensic pathologists by performing the part of an autopsy known as evisceration or the removal of visceral organs.
I urge you all to live life to its fullest. Follow the credo of Tim McGraw in his song, “Live like you were dying.”
- Standing Opposite Doctor Death (brandcall.wordpress.com)