Islamic Bioethics: Key Principles and Approaches
In this talk, Tuba Erkoc and Roxie France-Nuriddin offer an introduction to the field of Islamic bioethics, as well as a brief overview of the Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics Database at Georgetown. Tuba Erkoc is a visiting researcher at Georgetown University and a PhD student and a research assistant in Islamic Law at Marmara University. She is a member of group which focuses on medicine and ethics in Istanbul. Tuba's interests span both classical and modern Islamic thought with a special focus on Islamic law, ethics, bioethics, and theology. Her dissertation is on the Islamic perspective on euthanasia. Roxie France-Nuriddin is Reference & Program Specialist at the Kennedy Institute’s Bioethics Research Library, and Collection Curator for English language resources for the Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics collection and database, a joint project of the Bioethics Research Library and the Georgetown School of Foreign Service Library in Qatar.
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