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Developing an Islamic framework for medical confidentiality practice

Muhsin, Sayyed Mohamed (2021) Developing an Islamic framework for medical confidentiality practice. Islamic Insight Journal of Islamic Studies (IIJIS), 4 (1). pp. 15-43. ISSN 25813269

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Arguably, ethical guidelines and medical laws on medical confidentiality have fallen short of extrapolating the methodology for dealing with potential ethical complexities in its practice. This drawback has made it difficult for physicians to prevent harm from occurring if it has not yet happened, remove harm if it has already taken place, or minimise harm if it is unavoidable. Therefore, this article attempts to outline certain principles in the form of a framework to govern the management of confidential information in light of Islamic legal maxims. This effort is meant to help health workers to deal with conflicting situations, with reasonable care given to those at risk, while maintaining therapeutic trust and professionalism. The notable significance of this framework is that it is structured after identifying the potential harms in the protection and disclosure of medical confidentiality in selected cases from patient's, doctor's and third party's perspectives and addressing each of them with due importance.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Healthcare, medical confidentiality, Islamic legal maxim, patient, harm.
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law. > KBP 3098 Medical legislation
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Dr. Sayyed Mohamed Muhsin
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2021 08:31
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2021 08:31
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/94643

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