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Religious perspective of doctor-patient relationship models in complementing uprising social phenomenal demands

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. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (8). pp. 34-37. ISSN 1991-8178

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Abstract

The public has questioned many of the previously accepted medical treatments. 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 jurisprudence 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: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5770/37274
Uncontrolled Keywords: Doctor-patient relationship, social phenomenon, public interest
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1725 Ethics of social groups, classes, etc. Professional ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP173.77 Islam and work
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Dr MOHD ARIFF SHARIFUDIN
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2014 09:06
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2015 10:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37274

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