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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:

 

 

 

PHYSICIANS’ ERRORS AND RESPONSIBILITY

 

 

 

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,

Aly

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