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Background Music: The Missing Stress Antidote in Cadaver Dissection Laboratories

Izuchukwu Azuka Okafor, Jude Amechi Nnaka.

Abstract
Cadaver Dissection (CD) is a longstanding but indispensable method of teaching human gross anatomy. However, there are several kinds of stress associated with CD which could cause learning difficulties amongst students especially in poor-resource countries where standard CD laboratories are in great shortage. This review highlighted some causes of stress during CD, with a focus on Nigeria as a resource-poor setting. Also, it has proposed background music (BM) as a simple, cheap, and effective alternative that can be used to curb CD-related stress in such settings where cost-effectiveness is prioritized. The possible challenges that may be faced during the incorporation of BM into CD laboratories have also been pointed out, with important recommendations made on how to deal with these challenges.

Key words: Background music, cadaver dissection, stress, medical education, Nigeria


 
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Okafor IA, Nnaka JA. Background Music: The Missing Stress Antidote in Cadaver Dissection Laboratories. Ulutas Med J. 2020; 6(4): 193-198. doi:10.5455/umj.20201004115944


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Okafor IA, Nnaka JA. Background Music: The Missing Stress Antidote in Cadaver Dissection Laboratories. http://www.ulutasmedicaljournal.com/?mno=6172 [Access: December 30, 2020]. doi:10.5455/umj.20201004115944


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Okafor IA, Nnaka JA. Background Music: The Missing Stress Antidote in Cadaver Dissection Laboratories. Ulutas Med J. 2020; 6(4): 193-198. doi:10.5455/umj.20201004115944



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Okafor IA, Nnaka JA. Background Music: The Missing Stress Antidote in Cadaver Dissection Laboratories. Ulutas Med J. (2020), [cited December 30, 2020]; 6(4): 193-198. doi:10.5455/umj.20201004115944



Harvard Style

Okafor, I. A. & Nnaka, . J. A. (2020) Background Music: The Missing Stress Antidote in Cadaver Dissection Laboratories. Ulutas Med J, 6 (4), 193-198. doi:10.5455/umj.20201004115944



Turabian Style

Okafor, Izuchukwu Azuka, and Jude Amechi Nnaka. 2020. Background Music: The Missing Stress Antidote in Cadaver Dissection Laboratories. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 6 (4), 193-198. doi:10.5455/umj.20201004115944



Chicago Style

Okafor, Izuchukwu Azuka, and Jude Amechi Nnaka. "Background Music: The Missing Stress Antidote in Cadaver Dissection Laboratories." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 6 (2020), 193-198. doi:10.5455/umj.20201004115944



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Okafor, Izuchukwu Azuka, and Jude Amechi Nnaka. "Background Music: The Missing Stress Antidote in Cadaver Dissection Laboratories." THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL 6.4 (2020), 193-198. Print. doi:10.5455/umj.20201004115944



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Okafor, I. A. & Nnaka, . J. A. (2020) Background Music: The Missing Stress Antidote in Cadaver Dissection Laboratories. THE ULUTAS MEDICAL JOURNAL, 6 (4), 193-198. doi:10.5455/umj.20201004115944