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Islamic Bioethics and End-of-Life Care

A Practical Workshop

May 15, 2014
Taqua Academy Plano, Texas

Workshop Overview

Hosted by Taqua Academy in concert with The Initiative on Islam and Medicine and the MacLean Center for Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago present Islamic Bioethics and End-of-Life Care: A Practical Workshop, a one day 5 hour intensive workshop.

Upon completion of this workshop, the attendee will be able to:
  1. Identify the major sources of Islamic morality and how they relate to an “Islamic” bioethics.

  2. Differentiate between Islamic bioethics, Muslim bioethics, and applied Islamic bioethics research.

  3. Identify the major components of an Islamic theory of non-maleficence.

  4. Summarize major features of Islamic Verdicts on seeking medical treatment, brain death, and maintenance of life support

  5. Employ concepts from Islamic theology and law to effect bioethical decision-making near the end-of-life.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit provided by the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA). For more information please visit the APPNA CME event page.

Workshop Flyer

Schedule

  • 10-10:50 am – What makes Islamic Boethics ‘Islamic’?: A Conceptual Overview
  • 11-11:50 am – Non-Maleficence in Islam and the Boundaries of Avoiding Harm
  • 12-12:50 pm – Islamic Bioetherics at the End-of-Life: Navigating the Challenges of Brain Death, Withdrawing Life Support, & End-of-Life Decision Making
  • 1-1:50 pm – Discussion: Cases from Participants & Practical Steps Froward

Lunch graciously sponsored by Crescent Hospice Home Health.

Course Faculty

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