At the heart of the medical profession is the interaction between the doctor and the patient. Authority, consent, confidentiality, sensitivity, and the respective values of each party are tested within this interaction.
This series will explore the following themes and questions:
How should practitioners address issues within their work environment which appear to be in conflict with the personal value system?
How do patients navigate advice which they deem to be in contradiction with their faith?
What is the ruling on the use of unlawful products within medicines?
How should religious rites be fulfilled in the context of ill health?
What are the criteria for consent within Muslim law? How has the issue of confidentiality been treated?
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