Addressing Bio-ethical Concerns of Muslim Patients

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Dr. Aasim Padela talks about how the latest medical technologies are creating new bio-ethical issues, how Muslim scholarship is dealing with them, and how medical professionals are navigating faith-based dilemmas.

Assistant Producer: Abdul Waheed

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Executive Producer: Abdul Malik Mujahid

Host(s): Olivia Richardson

Producer: Olivia Richardson


Aasim Padela University of Chicago

Dr. Padela is an emergency medicine physician, health services researcher and bioethicist. He directs the Initiative on Islam and Medicine at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Padela’s empirical research assesses how religion-related factors impact health behaviors and outcomes among American Muslims, and how they influence the practice of American Muslim physicians.  As a fellow at the non-partisan think-tank the Insitute for Social Policy and Understanding and in conjunction with several Muslim community organizations, these data are used to culturally-tailor healthcare interventions and policy recommendations.
 Dr. Padela's scholarship has been featured in multiple media outlets including CNN, the New York Times, the USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, The National, and others.



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