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A Time for Listening and CaringSpirituality and the Care of the Chronically Ill and
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Christina M. Puchalski

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195146820

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146820.001.0001

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Faith and Islamic Issues at the End of Life

Faith and Islamic Issues at the End of Life

(p.183) 12 Faith and Islamic Issues at the End of Life
A Time for Listening and Caring

Christina M. Puchalski (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the importance of faith and spirituality in end-of-life care from the perspective of Islam, explaining the principles of the Islamic religion and suggesting that the terminally ill Muslim walks in faith, rooted in trust in the Almighty. It describes the contribution of Islam to medical technology, the practices concerning resuscitation orders, and Muslim customs and rituals in the healthcare setting.

Keywords:   end of life, spirituality, faith, Islam, terminally ill, medical technology, resuscitation, customs and rituals

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