Session 7: Islamic Bioethics of Brain Death & End-of-Life Healthcare Ethics

Learning Objectives

  1. What is death? 

  1. How do jurists and physicians relate the notion of the soul to the concept of death? 

  1. What are the main juridical stances on withdrawing and withholding life support?  

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Aasim I. Padela MD, MSc, FACEP

Chairperson and Director of Initiative on Islam and Medicine (II&M)
Professor and Vice Chair of Research and Scholarship
Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Institute of Health and Equity
The Medical College of Wisconsin


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