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By Victor Valentour Undergrad of the University of West Georgia majoring in psychology and biology.
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/22845721/islamic-views-on-artificial-nutrition-and-hydration-in-terminally-ill-patients
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Sami Alsolamy
Withholding and withdrawing artificial nutrition and hydration from terminally ill patients poses many ethical challenges. The literature provides little information about the Islamic beliefs, attitudes, and laws related to these challenges. Artificial nutrition and hydration may be futile and reduce quality of life. They can also harm the terminally ill patient because of complications such as aspiration pneumonia, dyspnea, nausea, diarrhea, and hypervolemia. From the perspective of Islam, rules governing the care of terminally ill patients are derived from the principle that injury and harm should be prevented or avoided...
February 2014: Bioethics
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