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Towards Maqasid al-Shari'ah based nursing ethics

Mohamad Ismail, Mohamad Firdaus and Shahadan, Siti Zuhaidah (2021) Towards Maqasid al-Shari'ah based nursing ethics. International Journal of Care Scholars, 4 (2). pp. 83-88. ISSN 2600-898X

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Nursing ethics denotes the moral philosophy in nursing practices or a system of principles governing the conduct of nurses that are distinguished between morally good and evil or right and wrong. This system of principles adopted much from conventional moral theories in nursing practices to help nurses figure out what actions are right and wrong. Islam plays a crucial role in providing guidelines on the permissibility and acceptability of nursing practices, especially for Muslim nurses. This study conducts qualitative approaches based on library research. This article discusses the concept of nursing ethics and how it differs from Maqasid al-Shari'ah concerning decision-making processes. Both promote the benefit and prevent harm, but Maqasid al-Shari'ah is more comprehensive in guiding nurses in nursing practices. Then, several applications are presented as examples of how Maqasid al-Shari'ah can be used as a binding principle in nursing ethics.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nursing, Ethics, Islam, nursing practice, Maqasid al-Shari'ah.
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Professional Nursing Studies
Depositing User: Mr Mohamad Firdaus Mohamad Ismail
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 11:58
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 12:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/91224

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