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RETHINKING DEATH & DYING: MUSLIM PERSPECTIVES ON END OF LIFE CARE

Tuesday 15 October: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

King's College , Keynes Hall, King's Parade, CB2 1ST

This is an event organised to introduce a piece of research being conducted by the Centre of Islamic Studies. The event will explore recent concerns about there having been little research and outreach carried out to understand the perspectives, needs and concerns of minority groups in the UK, particularly Muslims on issues related to healthcare. The Centre of Islamic Studies is currently undertaking research to capture the viewpoints of health professionals, patients, families, carers and traditional scholars to develop a better understanding of what the needs are in terms of End of Life decision making from a Muslim perspective.

The informal discussion will provide a summary of themes that will be covered in the research including Muslim perspectives on, the value of human life, death and dying, illness and suffering, the withholding and withdrawing of medical treatment, euthanasia and the role of spiritual/religious leaders in end of life care. It will also be an opportunity for the audience to discuss their views and experiences on End of Life care and to stimulate a dialogue about this piece of research. This event welcomes the local community, professionals and any one who is interested in understanding better the challenges faced by the health service in meeting the health needs of minority groups and to initiate the potential opportunity for members of the audience to become involved in this piece of research.

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Age: 11+, Arrive on time, free

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