Medical science and technology has witnessed some dramatic advances just in the past two to three decades. These technological advances have had a significant impact on the way we practice medicine. Modern medicine has challenged our understanding of humanity, which has aroused serious debate on ethical and legal dilemmas.
Muslim medical practitioners have an obligation to practice their profession sincerely and not to cross the bounds of Islamic Medical Ethics and British Medical Law. There is an increasing amount of literature available on the Islamic standpoint of a number of medico-ethical dilemmas but very little on how Muslim medical professionals can implement these concepts in a safe way, which is conducive to their daily practice, within an ethico-legal framework.
The expansion of patient choice is a key objective of the NHS as it enters the twenty-first century. This requires one to respond to the needs and preferences of an increasingly diverse population.
Muslim patients are not just passive recipients of medical decisions, but have their own religious views and beliefs about how they would like to be cared for by the medical profession. Muslim and Non-Muslim health professionals need to have some awareness of the religious dilemmas one may have to face with an increasing Muslim patient population.
This National Conference will be based on interactive workshop seminars, so as to highlight and discuss some important ethical dilemmas and how these values can be implemented into daily practice.
Date: 18th & 19th November 2006
Time: 9am - 6:30pm
Venue: Cranmore Park Conference Centre, Cranmore Avenue, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 4LF
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