Islam and medicine: Differing views on brain death

Muslim physicians, bioethicists and faith leaders must convene and debate brain death to better understand its significance and offer guidance to patients and families facing the end of life, said Dr. Aasim Padela, an emergency physician and director of the University of Chicago’s Initiative on Islam and Medicine. Padela addressed differing Islamic beliefs regarding brain death at the Dorothy J. MacLean Fellows Conference for Clinical Medical Ethics.

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