IIUM Repository

Religious perspective of doctor-patient relationship models in complementing uprising social phenomenal demands (ICETSR-35)

Sharifudin, Mohd Ariff and Wan Husin, Wan Rumaizi and Taib, Mai Nurul Ashikin (2014) Religious perspective of doctor-patient relationship models in complementing uprising social phenomenal demands (ICETSR-35). In: International Conference on Emerging Trends in Scientific Research, 15-16 March 2014, Pearl International Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (1MB) | Request a copy
[img] PDF - Presentation
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (1MB) | Request a copy

Abstract

Recently several of the previously-accepted medical treatments have been questioned by the public. One of the factors highlighted is the uprising of social demands influenced by religious- centred ideation. Even though medical practitioners are regarded as one of the noble professions in society, their professional opinions are started to be questioned. To complement this social phenomenon, we reviewed and construct models of doctor-patient relationships from the religious perspective, Islamic law in particular. Most discussions related to doctor-patient relationship focused on codes of conducts such as medical ethics, professionalism, and confidentiality. In this brief review, we would like to highlight more on the models of doctor-patient relationship and the Islamic rulings related to it. The rulings were reviewed from various aspects pertaining to the patient who seeks for treatments, the doctor who provides the medical services or treatment, involvement of a third party, and the form of agreement involving all related parties. The rulings were derived from the five basic rules pertaining to the actions and interactions of a person (al- ahkam al-taklifiyyah). Relationship models were classified based on the profitability of the service rendered, types of contract involved, as well as the related Islamic rulings. The obligation of becoming a medical practitioner varies depending on various factors. Similarly, the rulings on patients seeking for treatment for medical illnesses remain debatable among religious scholars. Models of doctor-patient relationship can be summarized into four models; Model A - Charitable Work, Model B - Profit-based, Model C - Civil Servant, and Model D - Private Employee. Providing medical services is indeed a noble obligation. However, it involves certain requirements and principles in relation to the religious rulings that may differ from what are commonly practiced.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5770/36074
Uncontrolled Keywords: doctor-patient relationship, social phenomenon, public interest
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Dr MOHD ARIFF SHARIFUDIN
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2014 10:54
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 08:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/36074

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year