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Religious Teachings and Reflections on Advanced Directive - Religious Values and Legal Dilemmas in Bioethics - Islamic Perspective

FAROQUE A. KHAN, M.B., M.A.C.P. ( e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Professor of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook

In this article I will briefly outline the following Islamic concepts regarding:

  1. Purpose of Life
  2. The Sanctity of Life
  3. Concept of Death and the Definition of Death
  4. End-of-Life Issues and the Resulting Issues of Advanced Directives, Pain Control and Comfort Care
  5. Some Relevant Case Studies From Author’s Personal Experience Which Highlight the Dilemmas

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