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Medical confidentiality ethics: the genesis of an Islamic juristic perspective

Muhsin, Sayyed Mohamed (2022) Medical confidentiality ethics: the genesis of an Islamic juristic perspective. Journal of Religion and Health, 61 (4). pp. 3219-3232. ISSN 0022-4197 E-ISSN 1573-6571

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The Sharīʿah affords considerable concern for human emotions, with its rulings seeking to remove the deliberate and accidental types of harm that may be inflicted on individuals or society. The principle of medical confidentiality protects patients’ dignity and avoids potential harm if otherwise practised. Texts from the Quran and Sunnah substantiate that unjustified disclosure of secrets is prohibited and whoever breaches confidentiality is to be punished. This paper explores the origins of Islamic ethical framework vis-à-vis dealing with privacy, particularly confidential information acquired by health professionals. For that, this paper attempts to explore various āyāt (Quranic verses) and aḥādīth (Prophetic traditions) related to privacy, and thus to analogically deduct various aspects of confidentiality in the context of medical ethics. As a result, it aims to discourse on key principles of medical confidentiality from an Islamic juristic perspective, discussing its types and conditions.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical confidentiality Ethics The Quran Disclosure Health care
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1188 Religious ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
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 Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Dr. Sayyed Mohamed Muhsin
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2021 07:38
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2023 13:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/90564

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