Letters Fasting during Ramadan

What should doctors do about fasting during Ramadan?

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e5629 (Published 24 August 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e5629
  1. Fareed Iqbal, research fellow1
  1. 1Academic Department of Surgery, School of Cancer Sciences, Denis Howell Building University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
  1. F.Iqbal{at}bham.ac.uk

Although agreeing with the general sentiments expressed in Panju’s insightful article on patients who fast in Ramadan,1 I think this discussion should address an often overlooked issue: Should doctors fast while caring for patients? As a practising Muslim, I have found it extremely difficult …

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