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Conference in Kuwait: Physicians’ Errors and Responsibility (Report)

Dear All,


Assalam Alaikum






This is a short summary report about a conference in Kuwait on March 26-28, 2015, under title:








vOrganizers: Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences (IOMS), with its record of discussions and publications in the area of medical bioethics and in Islamic Medicine.




vCollaborators: Islamic International Fiqh Council, WHO, Muslim Word League.




vParticipants: Physicians / scientists and scholars in Jurisprudence Fiqh, from many countries (Arabic Language used).






My presentation was titled the same as the theme above.




Main topics discussed:




( 1 ) Physicians errors – An overview.




( 2) Medical and Fiqh perspectives on physicians’ errors in:




§  Internal Medicine.


§  Surgery, including: Plastic surgery.


§  Anesthesia.


§  Obstetrics and Gynecology.


§  Psychiatry.




(3) Confidentiality.




(4) Situations where there is exemption from obtaining informed patient consent.




(5) Contemporary Law Standing on medical errors.




(6) Malpractice insurance, including the relatively new concepts of:


§  Mutual (or joint) solidarity-based.


§  Arbitration-based.




(7) Recommendations of the conference.




These concepts may be subjects for future FIMA conferences.








Sincerely yours,


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