Muslim Medical Ethics: From Theory to Practice

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Muslim Medical Ethics draws on the work of historians, health-care professionals, theologians, and social scientists to produce an interdisciplinary view of medical ethics in Muslim societies and of the impact of caring for Muslim patients in non-Muslim societies. Edited by Jonathan E. Brockopp and Thomas Eich, the volume challenges traditional presumptions of theory and practice to demonstrate the ways in which Muslims balance respect for their heritage with the health issues of a modern world.
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Jane McAuliffe
"The range of this work is extraordinary, far-reaching in both the topics addressed and the disciplines represented by its many authors. Rarely has a collection of essays drawn upon expertise as varied as that of scholars of religious studies and history, anthropologists (both medical and social), doctors, sociologists, and biochemists. Disciplinary range is matched with topical diversity as these authors probe issues of theory and practice within multiple contexts, as they explore ancient medical and theological literatures, and as they assess responses and reactions to the most current academic research and legal reflection."--(Jane McAuliffe, president, Bryn Mawr College)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570037535
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 314
  • Sales rank: 935,493
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan E. Brockopp is an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies and History at Pennsylvania State University. He is coauthor with Jacob Neusner and Tamara Sonn of Judaism and Islam in Practice: A Sourcebook and editor of Islamic Ethics of Life: Abortion, War, and Euthanasia.
Thomas Eich is an assistant professor at the Seminar for Oriental Studies at the Tübingen University in Germany and the author of Islam und Bioethik and Moderne Medizin und Islamische Ethik.
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Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface vii

Preface ix

Introduction: Medical Ethics and Muslim Perspectives Thomas Eich Jonathan E. Brockopp 1

Part 1 Before the Biomedical Paradigm

Overview 17

The Ethics of the Physician in the Galeno-Islamic Tradition Samar Farage 21

Enduring the Plague: Ethical Behavior in the Fatwas of a Fourteenth-Century Mufti and Theologian Justin Stearns 38

Part 2 Normative Muslim Medical Discourses

Overview 57

Decision-Making Processes among Contemporary 'Ulama': Islamic Embryology and the Discussion of Frozen Embryos Thomas Eich 61

Rethinking Islamic Legal Ethics in Egypt's Organ Transplant Debate Sherine Hamdy 78

Part 3 Norms and Their (Non-)Application

Overview 97

Competing Needs and Pragmatic Decision-Making: Islam and Permanent Contraception in Northern Tanzania Susi Krehbiel Keefe 101

Male Infertility in Mali: Kinship and Impacts on Biomedical Practice in Bamako Viola Horbst 118

Islam, Organ Transplants, and Organ Trafficking in the Muslim World: Paving a Path for Solutions Debra Budiani Othman Shibly 138

Ethical and Legal Implications in Assisted Reproductive Technology: Perspective Analysis of the Gulf Cooperative Council States Hamza Eskandarani 151

Part 4 Muslims in Clinical Settings in North America and Europe

Overview 163

The Permissibility of Organ Donation, End-of-Life Care, and Autopsy in Shiite Islam: A Case Study Iqbal H. Jaffer Shabbir M. H. Alibhai 167

A Comparative Analysis of Islamic and Jewish End-of-Life Ethics: A Case-Based Approach Shabbir M. H. Alibhai Michael Gordon 182

Medication and God at Interplay: End-of-Life Decision-Making in Practicing Male Moroccan Migrants Livingin Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium Stef Van den Branden Bert Broeckaert 194

Part 5 Teaching Muslim Medical Ethics

Overview 211

Reporting on "Islamic Bioethics" in the Medical Literature: Where Are the Experts? Hasan Shanawani Mohammad Hassan Khalil 213

Islamic Medical Ethics: What and How to Teach Hassan Bella 229

Defining the Pedagogical Parameters of Islamic Bioethics Abdulaziz Sachedina 241

Conclusion Marcia C. Inhorn 252

Glossary 257

Bibliography 261

Contributors 285

Qur'an Citations 289

Index 291

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