Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Geriatric Care: The Approach of Three Monotheistic Religions—Judaism, Catholicism, and Islam

A. Mark Clarfield, MD, FRCPC, Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Hazel Markwell, Ph.D. DTh, and Shabbir M. H. Alibhai, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Ethical dilemmas pervade modern geriatric medicine. What is considered right or wrong will differ depending
on, among other things, the patient’s religion. The three Abrahamic monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity
(its Catholic variant), and Islam all have carefully considered positions on medical ethics. Although much is held in
common, there are significant differences. The authors present three clinical cases, each of which presents ethical
dilemmas typical of geriatric care, especially at the end of life…

For the complete article kindly follow the given link- 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2003.51364.x

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