Western and Islamic bioethics:how close is the gap?

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Title

Western and Islamic bioethics:how close is the gap?

Author

Chamsi-Pasha, Hassan
Albar, Mohammed Ali

Publisher

2013/01/00

Language

English

Publication Date

20130100

Abstract

The relation between Islam and medicine has been described as intimate. Muslims are expected to be moderate and balanced in all matters, including health. Islamic law is based on a complete system of morality that can provide a moral context in medicine from a legal perspective. Islamic teaching is also very flexible and adaptable to many new and novel situations. Islamic Ethics also upholds 'the four principles' of biomedical ethics proposed by Beauchamp and Childress. Several authors claim that the roots of these principles are clearly identifiable in Islamic teachings. However, there are some differences in the applications of these principles. This article shed light on the roots of the four principles in Islamic teachings and elaborates on the differences between Islamic and contemporary western bioethics.

Primary Classification

2.1

Secondary Classification

2.1;1.2;21.7

Journal Article

Avicenna Journal of Medicine2013 January-March; 3(1):8-14

Note

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

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citation

Bibliography

44 refs.

ISSN

22310770 (print);22494464 (online)

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Citation

“Western and Islamic bioethics:how close is the gap?,” Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics, accessed June 17, 2024, http://imse.ibp.georgetown.domains/items/show/36048.