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Bioethics
(3,450 words)

Bioethics is usually rendered in Arabic as akhlāqiyyāt ṭibbiyya and in Persian as akhlāqiyyāt-i pizishkī, both meaning “medical ethics.”

1. History of Islamic bioethics institutions

The institutional framework guiding Muslim bioethical deliberations developed in three phases. Until the 1970s, bioethical iss…

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Eich, Thomas, “Bioethics”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 13 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_23420>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004181311, 2009, 2009-4



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