Ethical obligations and clinical goals in end-of-life care: deriving a quality-of-life construct based on the Islamic concept of accountability before God (taklīf).

@article{Padela2015EthicalOA,
  title={Ethical obligations and clinical goals in end-of-life care: deriving a quality-of-life construct based on the Islamic concept of accountability before God (taklīf).},
  author={Aasim I Padela and Afshan Mohiuddin},
  journal={The American journal of bioethics : AJOB},
  year={2015},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={3-13}
}
End-of-life medical decision making presents a major challenge to patients and physicians alike. In order to determine whether it is ethically justifiable to forgo medical treatment in such scenarios, clinical data must be interpreted alongside patient values, as well as in light of the physician's ethical commitments. Though much has been written about this ethical issue from religious perspectives (especially Christian and Jewish), little work has been done from an Islamic point of view. To… CONTINUE READING