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.
Cardinal Ambrozic Lecture
Annual Lecture Series
- 2013 - Can One Plan for a Good Death? The Legal, Practical and Ethical Intend of Advance Directives with Guest Speaker Rick Firth, Executive Director, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
- 2012 – High Quality, High Value – Hospice Palliative Care in Ontario with Guest Speaker Rick Firth, Executive Director, Hospice Palliative Care Ontario
- 2010 – Ethical and Loving Care of Persons Living with Progressive Cognitive Impairments and Their Families with Guest Speaker William Sullivan, MD, PhD
- 2009 – A deeply Human Need: Palliative Care for the Young, the Old, the Marginalized and the Homeless with Guest Speakers Dr. Marisa Zorzitto, geriatrician at St. Michaels Hospital; Dr. Chris Newman, pediatrician and palliative care specialist at Sick Kids; Rowena Thirlwell, RN, palliative care nurse at Perram House, a hospice for the homeless and marginalized.
Other Lectures and Discussions
- 2012 – Discharge Planning as a Quotidian Ethical Issue Impacting Patients with Guest Speaker Bob Parke, BA, BSW, MSW, MHSc Bioethics
- 2012 – A LOOK AND CRITIQUE OF THE LIVERPOOL CARE PATHWAY Ensuring quality palliative care—Can guidelines and pathways help? with Guest Speaker Dr A.T. Kerigan
- 2012 – Sedation of Persons who are Seriously Ill or Dying: Catholic Positions with Guest Speaker William Sullivan, MD, PhD
- 2012 – Assisted Suicide: A Clear and Present Danger? with Rory Fisher, MB, FRCP(Ed)(C)
- 2012 – Assisted Suicide: A Clear and Present Danger? with Moira McQueen, LLB, MDiv, PhD.
- 2012 – The Gift of Life — Organ Donation: A Catholic Perspective with Guest Speakers Sabrina Coccagna, Deacon Michael Hayes and Ronnie Gavsie, Trillium Gift of Life Network CEO
- 2010 – Ethical Concerns in Pandemic Planning with Guest Speaker Rory Fisher
- 2010 – Ethical Concerns in Pandemic Planning with Guest Speaker Shawn Tracy
Video featuring CCBI
- 2013 – Female Gendercide – Perspectives Weekly - As pro-lifers prepare to March for Life in Ottawa, host Kris Dmytrenko examines the issue with guests Dr. Moira McQueen from the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, Peter D. Murphy from the Catholic Organization for Life and Family, and Rebecca Richmond from the National Campus Life Network.