Faculty of Islamic Law at An-Najah Holds the Tenth International Conference on "The Medical Ethics from Islamic and Legal Perspectives"
The Faculty of Islamic Law "Shariah" at An-Najah National University held the tenth international conference titled “The Medical Ethics from Islamic and Legal Perspectives” at Zafer Al-Masri Auditoriums, Old Campus on December 1st, 2021. The conference aimed at bringing together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of medical ethics from Islamic and legal perspectives. It also aimed at providing a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent concerns and practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields medical ethics from Islamic and legal perspectives.
The conference gathered scientists, researchers, specialists, and physicians as well as many other participants from different universities, hospitals, research and educational institutions, civil society and medical institutions from different countries such as Palestine, Jordan, Alegria, Iraq, UEA and Turkey. It was attended by a large number of notable guests, journalists and students.
The opening session included the participation of Dr Abdel Naser Zaid, President of the University, Dr. Jamal Al-Kilani, Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Law at the University and Chairman of the Preparatory Committee, Sheikh Muhammad Hussein, Grand Mufti of Palestine, His Excellency Hussam Abu Al-Rub, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Awqaf, and Dr. Abdel-Rahim Swesa, Representative of Palestine Doctors Association. The congress was moderated by Dr. Nasser Al-Din al-Shaer, Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Congress.
In the opening speech, Dr. Al-Kilani welcomed the attendees and expressed his happiness with the strong local and international participation in the conference. He noted that the conference main goal is to raise and spread awareness about the importance of medical ethics in health care system.
In his speech, Dr. Zaid emphasized on the importance of holding such scientific conferences as these activities are great opportunities for researchers, scientists and students to learn new information, and connect with attendees from different perspectives and views. He expressed hope that this conference will deliberate and discuss all the different facets of the medical ethics and come up with recommendations that will lead to a better, healthier, world in Palestine.
The conference included discussions on several topics including the sale of human organs, animal and human experimentation, health care fraud, Khilwa (being alone with someone from the other gender) and Awrah( disclosure or exposure of one's private parts of the body) during treatment, medical negligence, patient privacy, health care rice competition, and COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic.
It resulted in a number of recommendations, the most important ones are strengthening the efforts to combat the sale of human organs, eradicate poverty, regulate high drug prices, and protect patient privacy, and forming committees of specialized physicians and legal experts to study contemporary medical developments such as conducting medical experiments on people.