Values in End of Life Care: Caring for Muslim patients

On June 29th 2017 the Centre of Islamic Studies hosted an interdisciplinary meeting of healthcare practitioners, academics, spiritual leaders and policy makers. The seminar brought together UK wide experts in biomedical ethics, theology and law to discuss themes on “values in end of life care”. The speakers included Right Reverend Dr Christopher Herbert, Imam Yunus Dudhwalla, Dr Razeen Mahroof and Dr Mehrunisha Suleman. The speakers and discussants reviewed themes including hope, acceptance, futility, suffering and dignity. The seminar focused on Islamic understandings of life being sacred and how such beliefs are negotiated with the increasing mechanicalisation of medicine at the end of life. For more details of this and other events please contact:


Details of the event
Date: 29th June 2017
Time: 12-5pm
Location: King’s College, Beves Room, University of Cambridge


12-1:   Lunch

1pm:   Introduction and overview

1.15:   Dr Razeen Mahroof – Values in End of Life Care: A clinical perspective

 1.35:   Imam Yunus Dudhwalla Values in End of Life Care: A chaplain’s perspective

1.55:   Right Reverend Dr Christopher Herbert Values in End of Life Care: A national perspective

2.15:   Dr Mehrunisha Suleman Values in End of Life Care: a preliminary analysis of themes from the CIS EOLC research project

2.30 – 3.30: Discussion

3.30 – 3.45: Tea break

3.45-4.45: Discussion

4.45pm – Close