Hippocratic oath


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Hippocratic oath

an oath taken by a doctor to observe a code of medical ethics supposedly derived from that of Hippocrates (?460--?337), Greek physician commonly regarded as the father of medicine

Hippocratic oath

ethical code of medicine. [Western Culture: EB, 11: 827]
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Reasoning based on cost has been strenuously resisted; it violated the Hippocratic Oath, was associated with rationing, and derided as putting a price on life.
Following Sulmasy's speech, the students took the AUBMC version of the Hippocratic Oath, and donned their first white coats, symbolizing their admission into the community of physicians, united with doctors all around the world.
In the contexts of historical attitudes toward Hippocratic oath takers and media spins on this story, Justman (English, U.
Physicians who write about their patients in blogs violate the law and the Hippocratic oath, regardless of whether they blog anonymously or take steps to conceal the identities of their patients.
My thoughts have been running back to the Hippocratic Oath that so many of us were taught when we entered our medical training.
The Hippocratic Oath will not allow us to compromise these principles, and doctors in all countries must be allowed to treat patients in need of medical attention, and to practice medicine without the fear of violence," said Kgosi Letlape, MD, chair of the South African Medical Association.
I have heard some hinge comparisons between the Hippocratic Oath that physicians subscribe to and the ethical rules governing lawyers (and I'm not quite sure that this is an "apples to apples" comparison) on the theory that the Hippocratic Oath seems more concerned with protecting the patient and legal ethics rules more concerned with protecting the profession.
I intend to hold Kaiser accountable for violating state law, breaching its commitment to its patients, shirking its obligations under the Hippocratic oath and, perhaps more importantly, offending principles of common decency.
Medical school -- I will treat my patients according to the Hippocratic oath.
Aubrey Ellen Shomo, a 22-year-old transgender woman, made The Hippocratic Oath, a film about abuse in psychiatric wards.
Such action would contravene a doctor's Hippocratic Oath.