Islamic Perspectives on End of Life Issues with Guest Speaker Dr. Shabbir Alibhai

SUMMARY: Ethical dilemmas pervade modern geriatric medicine, particularly as patients approach the end of life. These issues include, but are not limited to, assessment of mental capacity, use of advance directives, aggressiveness of care, do-not-resuscitate orders, and artificial nutrition and hydration. In our clinical practices in geriatric medicine in Canada, these issues challenge older patients and their families on a daily basis.

Islam is one of the world’s great monotheistic religions, with over one billion adherents throughout the world. It features a series of principles and positions related to a wide range of ethical issues. Understanding the theological basis for these issues, as well as understanding the clinical implications of religious directives, is increasingly important for clinicians, bioethicists, religious scholars, and other interested parties in Canada and elsewhere.


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