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The maqasid-based medical decision making: its philosophy and framework

Shogar, Ibrahim (2022) The maqasid-based medical decision making: its philosophy and framework. Revelation and Science, 12 (2). pp. 43-52. E-ISSN 2229-9947

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The investigation on decision theory, over the course of last few decades, has afforded constructive findings, profound insights, and practical prescriptions on this topic. The discussion on the matter has posted fundamental questions about the rational bases, standards, and effective techniques for optimal choice that influence the decision making in various fields of the practical life, ranging from public administration, law and economic, to medicine. This paper aims to investigate contribution of Maqasid theory in medical decision making. It presupposes that Maqasid al-Shariah, i.e., the terminal goals of Islamic law, can play an important role in optimizing the medical decision, at both medical research and clinical practice. To investigate this central resupposition the paper analyzes, in three basic sections, fundamentals of the general theory of decision making, tools and techniques for optimal decision making, and the framework of Maqasid-based medical decision. The paper has concluded that although the Maqasid theory was designed and developed for the legal decision making, nevertheless its principles are applicable to all modes of decision making. Through analyzing modes of human needs and hierarchies of interest (Maslaha), Maqasid theory provides the ethico-legal framework for optimum medical decision.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decision theory, maqasid al-shariah, techniques of optimum decision, needs theory, al-Shatibi.
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Computational and Theoretical Sciences
Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Assoc.Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Shogar
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2023 14:24
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2023 14:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103033

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