DNR: an Islamic formulation

Omar Hasan Kasule

Abstract


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/42-1-5128

By analyzing the issue of Do Not Recuscitate (DNR) orders through an Islamic theory of ethics based on the five purposes of law, maqasid al-sharia, ethical principles based on the principles of law, qawa`id al-fiqh, and other applicable legal provisions, a DNR order is permissible in cases of a high degree of certainty that resuscitation is futile and will not result in net and lasting benefit for the patient.


Keywords


Muslim perspective, Do Not Resuscitate, life support

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5915/42-1-5128




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