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The myth of the Hippocratic Oath

Many people think of the Hippocratic Oath as the embodiment of ideal medical ethics. But today, the original oath is rarely a part of the initiation of new medical students. And despite its original good intentions, it no longer offers adequate guidance for the complex scientific and ethical challenges that arise in the modern practice of medicine. Related Posts: First, do no harm A checkup for the checkup: Do you really need a yearly… Ask questions to get the most out of a health care visit When caring for a loved one, many caregivers go it alone Base shared decision making on good information, personal… The post The myth of the Hippocratic Oath appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
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