Taking care of Muslim patients: spiritual, gender, & end-of-life issues in focus
Padela, Aasim I.
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This presentation will empower allied healthcare professionals, bioethicists, researchers and chaplains with enhanced literacy in the religious and moral dimensions of healthcare delivery. It will use empirical data and case stories from Muslim patients related to end-of-life healthcare provision, and pertaining to requests for same-sex healthcare providers, in order to identify the Islamic ethico-legal values that undergird the healthcare accommodations requested. Moving from theory to practice, the presentation will then focus on analyzing the ethical and practical challenges that emerge in providing culturally-sensitive and ethically justifiable healthcare to the Muslim population.