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Islamic index of vital virtues in the healthcare sector

Muhsin, Sayyed Mohamed (2022) Islamic index of vital virtues in the healthcare sector. Islamonweb: The Window to Islam, 22 August 2022. pp. 1-4.

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Notwithstanding the tremendous inroads that humanity has achieved in the quality of life and ease in efforts in the wake of the technological revolution, we cannot overlook the fact that the sanctity of the human species, the rights and duties of fellow beings, and the values have, more or less, deteriorated.[1] Without exception, all cultures and religions promote the inviolability of human life and the aspects of its protection and prevent the risks of any harm. Health and medicine are looked up to with greater importance than ever in modern times. This field carries a great deal of sensitivity as healthcare demands intimate engagement and the intensive nature of relationships. Also, many of the issues therein are entwined with religious and cultural components. The role and relevance of virtues in the healthcare sector are undeniable as the customer becomes extremely vulnerable and appears helpless to an extent but accepts whatever his or her doctor demands. If not for ethics and virtues to guide the healthcare professional, no other channel can direct the mode of action and repair the consequences which ensue therein. Compelling virtues are requirements for any decent society. Seven virtues are particularly important in the medical scenario; they are integrity, compassion, discernment, trustworthiness, conscientiousness, fidelity and veracity.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Subjects: BPK Islamic law. Shari'ah. Fiqh
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Sayyed Mohamed Muhsin
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2022 08:17
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2022 08:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101718

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