Medical Morality in Islamic Civilization

Abstract

The position of science and scholars in religious doctrines and encouraging people to learn required sciences have provided a proper bed for the emergence and growth of the different branches of traditional and rational sciences in Islamic civilization that we can point to medical sciences among them. As medical sciences emerged and evolved, doctors' morality and requirements of this occupation became important and some chapters of advice, letters and works of known medical figures in Islamic civilization were dedicated to manners and moral responsibilities (individual-social) of doctors so that doctors adorn themselves with morality and are successful in performing their work.
This article first discussed principles and requisites of doctors' morality inspired by religious doctrine, opinions of prominent scholars and doctors in Islamic civilization (such as Ali-ibne- Tabari, Razi, Jorjani, Ibn-e Sina and etc) and it examined the strategic role of medical morality in strengthening social relations, maintaining human dignity, mental health of society and improving patients.



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Gholamreza Montazeri, Gorgan Agricultural and Natural Sciences, Iran

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Conference: ACP2013
Stream: Psychology

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