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Faith and Islamic Issues at the End of Life

Christina M. Puchalski

in A Time for Listening and Caring

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780195146820
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999866 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.003.0012
Faith and Islamic Issues at the End of Life

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This chapter examines the importance of faith and spirituality in end-of-life care from the perspective of Islam, explaining the principles of the Islamic religion and suggesting that the terminally ill Muslim walks in faith, rooted in trust in the Almighty. It describes the contribution of Islam to medical technology, the practices concerning resuscitation orders, and Muslim customs and rituals in the healthcare setting.

Keywords: end of life; spirituality; faith; Islam; terminally ill; medical technology; resuscitation; customs and rituals

Chapter.  4708 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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