End of life ethical issues and Islamic views

There are many complex ethical issues that can affect patients and families in the health care setting. Advances in medicine have greatly improved possibilities to treat seriously ill patients and to prolong life. However, their advances in modern medical technology have blurred many of the lines and distinctions that once seemed so clear; including life and death. This paper discusses briefly the main ethical issues of ending life in brief, including the religious, and applies a case-based approach to clarify Islamic perspective on the issues.