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    From Paternalistic to Patronizing: How Cultural Competence Can Be Ethically Problematic.Ruaim A. Muaygil - 2018 - HEC Forum 30 (1):13-29.
    Cultural competence literature and training aim to equip healthcare workers to better understand patients of different cultures and value systems, in an effort to ensure effective and equitable healthcare services for diverse patient populations. However, without nuanced awareness and contextual knowledge, the values embedded within cultural competence practice may cripple rather than empower the very people they mean to respect. A narrow cultural view can lessen cultural understanding rather than grow it. In its first part, this paper argues that a (...)
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    Reexamining the Prohibition of Gestational Surrogacy in Sunni Islam.Ruaim A. Muaygil - 2016 - Developing World Bioethics 17 (2):112-120.
    Advances in reproductive medicine have provided new, and much needed, hope for millions of people struggling with infertility. Gestational surrogacy is one such development that has been gaining popularity with infertile couples, especially those unable to benefit from other reproductive procedures such as In Vitro Fertilization. For many Muslim couples, however, surrogacy remains a nonviable option. Islamic scholars have deemed the procedure incompatible with Islam and have prohibited its use. This paper examines the arguments presented for proscribing surrogacy arrangements in (...)
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    Beyond Sacredness: Why Saudi Arabian Bioethics Must Be Feminist.Ruaim A. Muaygil - 2018 - International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 11 (1):125-143.
    Amal is a 27-year-old woman who has recently been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of thyroid cancer.1 She is also 12 weeks into her third pregnancy. Since her diagnosis, Amal and her husband have met with her oncologist multiple times to discuss several treatment options. Amal's oncologist recommends surgical resection of the tumor and radioactive iodine therapy, but that would require termination of the pregnancy, as iodine is contraindicated for pregnant women. Alternatively, Amal may elect to postpone treatment (...)
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