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Islamic Bioethics Problems and Perspectives

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ISBN-10: 1402096151

ISBN-13: 9781402096150

Edition: 2007

Authors: Dariusch Atighetchi

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This book presents a critical analysis of the debate at the religious, legal and political level sparked off by the introduction of new biomedical technologies (cloning, genetics, organ transplants, IVF, etc.) in Muslim countries. It compares the positions of "classic" Muslim law and contemporary religious authorities; laws in Muslim countries; the attitudes and concrete behaviour of populations, families and individuals, as well as the regulations of medical associations, bioethics committees etc..The result is a mosaic of positions which are often different (including from the point of view of ethics) but all in pursuit of legitimisation according to the Koran and the Shari’a. The work…    
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List price: $119.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 12/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 378
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction to Muslim Law
The Origins
The Present
Conclusion
Features of Islamic Bioethics
The Value of the Different Positions
The Problems of Ethical Pluralism
Algeria, Tunisia, Pakistan and Iran
The Dependence on Muslim Law
The Political Dimension of Islamic Bioethics
The Principles of Bioethics
Cultural Sensibilities and Medical Ethics
Bioethics and Society
Bioethics and Apologetics
Bioethics and Muslim Countries
Conclusion
Aspects of Islamic Medical Ethics
Introduction
Principles and Characteristics
The Doctor-Patient Relationship
Men and Women
Autonomy and Consent of the Patient
Saudi Arabia, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria
The Problem of Penal Mutilation
Muslim Law in the penal context
Muslim Law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Doctors and Penal Mutilation
Conclusion
Contraception and Population Control
Some Classic Formulations
The Contemporary Debate: The Pro-Contraception Jurists
Sterilisation
The Opponents of Contraception
The Socio-Political Context
The Case of Iran
Conclusion
Abortion
Introduction
The Sources of tradition
Before Ensoulment
After Ensoulment
The Penal System
The Duration of Pregnancy
Three Bioethical Problems
The Debate and Contemporary Opinions
Rape, Adultery and Fornication
Legislation in Some Countries
Abortion and The Defence of Honour
Conclusion
Assisted Procreation
Introduction
Legal Adoption
Juridical-Religious Formulations
Opinions in Shig++Ite Islam
Problems Relative to the Embryo
Society and Legislation
Conclusion
The Development of Organ Transplants
Ethical-Juridical Principles
Some Features of the Debate
Transplants From Living Donors
Transplants From Corpses
The Debate on the Criteria of Death
The Organ Trade
Uterine Transplantation
Xenotransplantation
Some National Legislations
Conclusion
AIDS
Introduction
Particular Aspects
The Countries
Egypt
Pakistan
Morocco
Saudi Arabia
Lebanon
Libya
Oman
Syria
Iran
Malaysia
Indonesia
Senegal
Uganda
Mali
The Opinions on Genetics
Principles and Values
The Debate on Genetics
Human Cloning
Positions Tolerating Human Cloning
Research on Stem Cells
The Abortion of Handicapped Foetuses
Some tolerant positions
Some rigid positions
The positions of different countries
Consanguineous Marriage
Prenatal Diagnosis
Conclusion
The End of Life
Suffering and Illness
The Incurably and Terminally Ill Patient
Palliative Care
Information and Consent of the Seriously and Terminally Ill Patient
The Living Will
Euthanasia
Suicide and Martyrdom
Death
Post-Mortems
Conclusion
Female Genital Mutilation in Specific Muslim Areas
Some Historical-Juridical Elements
The Opinions in Favour of Genital Mutilation
The Opinions Against Genital Mutilation
The Debate in Some Countries
The Koran and Modern Science
Introduction
Scientific Exegesis of The Koran
Moderate Concordism
The Opponents of Scientific Exegesis
Conclusion
General Conclusions