Medical ethics and Islam: principles and practice

A. R. Gatrad, A Sheikh

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A minimum level of cultural awareness is a necessary prerequisite for the delivery of care that is culturally sensitive. In this paper we simplify and highlight certain key teachings in Islamic medical ethics and explore their applications. We hope that the insights gained will aid clinicians to better understand their Muslim patients and deliver care that pays due respect to their beliefs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-75
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


  • Child
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Humans
  • Islam
  • Pediatrics
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Religion and Medicine
  • United Kingdom
  • Journal Article


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