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Islam and Palliative Care

Education Centre
This study day is for health and social care professionals wishing to widen their knowledge of the relationship between palliative and end of life care provision and the religious, sociological and cultural landscape of Muslim communities in the UK. Delegates will have opportunity to question, discuss and debate issues around end of life service provision and listen to speakers' personal experiences.

What will I study?
  • Islamic ritual and practices at the end of life
  • Policy and strategy for the provision of end of life and elderly care for the Muslim community
  • Islamic cultural and religious needs which may affect care decisions and preferences 
  • Challenges of Islamic medical ethics, such as how to define death, withdrawal of treatment, patient autonomy and
    dignity, the boundaries and relationship of patients with medical staff. 

Speakers include:
Mohamed Omer - Gardens of Peace Muslim Cemetery and trustee of Havens House children’s Hospice

Naved Siddiqi - Social Scientist and Consultant Researcher and Trainer at the Woolf Institute in Cambridge, with special interests including faith issues in palliative care. Naved is a board member of the Islamic Society of Britain and a founding Trustee of New Horizons in British Islam.

Dr Qamar Abbas - Deputy Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine, St Clare Hospice and Senior Clinical Tutor, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge

£75 per person (includes lunch).