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End-of-life care in Malaysia: the need for a regulatory reform

Alias, Fadhlina and Kassim, Puteri Nemie (2021) End-of-life care in Malaysia: the need for a regulatory reform. Medicine and Law, 40 (3). pp. 349-380. ISSN 0723-1393 E-ISSN 2471-836X

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End-life care is an aspect of health care in Malaysia that is progressing in terms of delivery of services. It does not appear to be supported by a comprehensive regulatory framework, which includes proper ethical guidelines to facilitate doctors in making and implementing end-of-life decisions and legal safeguards in relation thereto. In other common law countries, where end-of-life care has achieved advanced status, these components are integrated in their health care policies, legislation and ethical codes. This paper proposes recommendations towards a more inclusive scheme that would facilitate and guide doctors in the end-of-life decision-making process on one end, while providing the requisite legal protection and assurance for doctors in the discharge of such duties, on the other.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: End-Of-Life Care; Ethical Guidelines; Legal Standards; Malaysia; Regulatory
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Professor Dr Puteri Nemie Jahn Kassim
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2021 15:38
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2022 15:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/92876

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