Law, ethics and medicine
Muslim patients and cross-gender interactions in medicine: an Islamic bioethical perspective
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No-one who would dispute that trust is the cornerstone of an effective doctor-patient relationship. Trust must, however, be earned, and probably more so in a cross-cultural encounter where factors such as the language of communication and the physician's understanding of the religious and cultural practices of the patient come into play. For Muslim women, the medical reason for their visit is probably the important considerat...
I would like to commend the authors on their well researched overview of doctor-patient interactions across a gender divide for a Muslim context. I would like to add two points to this discussion which I feel were overlooked:
1) With the Muslim medical profession, there exists some disagreement amongst Muslim physicians as to what the limits are when a male doctor needs to examine a female patient.
To the authors of Muslim patients and cross-gender interactions in medicine: an Islamic bioethical perspective
Thank you for a very clear and comprehensive explanation of the Islamic bioethical perspective on cross-gender interactions in medicine. It is of utmost importance that doctors should at all time take note of the cultural and religious background of all patients and practice accordingly. I refer to a...