Pulling the plug - An Islamic Perspective of the Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment

Diwan, Siddiq (2018) Pulling the plug - An Islamic Perspective of the Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment. Masters thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Abstract

The aim of this dissertation is to investigate the Islamic perspective on Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Treatment (WLST). This has been accomplished by analysing and evaluating the primary and secondary sources of Islamic law. A special focus has been factoring within the scope of this study the maqāṣid (Goals of Shari’a) and qawāid (juristic maxims) approach. The findings of this study have helped synthesise an Islamic approach and perspective on WLST that can help improve clinical effectiveness, enhance the patient experience and does not compromise the safety, values and beliefs of the patient.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1001 Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Humanities
Depositing User: Lesley Cresswell
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2020 14:43
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2020 14:43
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/1208

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