Islamic ethical perspectives on the allocation of limited critical care resources during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dublin Core

Title

Islamic ethical perspectives on the allocation of limited critical care resources during the COVID-19 pandemic

Author

Saleh, Mona
Ghaly, Mohammed

Language

English

Publication Date

20200400

Abstract

The current COVID-19 pandemic has placed overwhelming demands on healthcare systems globally necessitating guidelines for limited resource allocation to be developed. This paper examines the ethics of resource allocation from an Islamic perspective and proposes a pragmatic clinical algorithm for the allocation of critical care when resources are limited.

Primary Classification

9.1

Secondary Classification

9.1; 21.1; 9.4; 1.2

Primary keywords

Islamic ethics [pri]; resource allocation [pri]

Secondary keywords

fatwa; fiqh; guidelines; harm; health care delivery; Koran; modern Muslim religious scholars; medical ethics; physicians; prognosis; sunna; value of life

Subject

COVID-19; Islamic bioethics; maqasid al-sharia; pandemics; Qur'an

Journal Article

Journal of the British Islamic Medical Association. 2020 April; 4(2): 5p.

Note

Copyright © 2019 Journal of the British Islamic Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.

Primary Document Type

j

Bibliography

5 refs.

ISSN

26348071 (online)

Collection

Citation

“Islamic ethical perspectives on the allocation of limited critical care resources during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics, accessed June 24, 2024, http://imse.ibp.georgetown.domains/items/show/38365.