PJM: Here is the full report. First of all, I realize that nurses do not swear the Hippocratic oath like doctors. Second, I do not believe in the concept of thought crimes. I don’t want such an idea ever applied to me, and I won’t apply it to her. Still, there is the notion of […]
I am not a curmudgeon, but I am worried about the current plight of health care and the attack on the Hippocratic Oath. Bigger health care is sold as better and more efficient with the premise of lowering health care costs. The promised financial outcomes and efficiencies for the physician and their patients have not […]
Well this is certainly alarming. According to a Medscape poll, younger doctors are turning their backs on the Hippocratic Oath. According to the poll, to which readers began responding November 22, of those under age 34, 39% said it...Show More Summary
“Do no harm.” This is a key phrase in the Hippocratic Oath; one that I announced with conviction at my medical school graduation. I swear to do no harm. What would Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine, think about the concept of harm reduction? Canada has a drug problem. We are one of the world’s […]
(University of Washington) A diverse group of the world's leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for ocean conservation -- not unlike the pledge physicians take to uphold specific ethical standards when practicing medicine.
The Hippocratic Oath reads in part, ” I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel.” But Canadian death doctors and nurse practitioners who euthanize the sick, disabled, and mentally ill–soon perhaps, also those with Alzheimer’s–are actively embracing the very lethal act Hippocratic doctors forswore for the protection […]
The Hippocratic Oath reads in part, ” I will give no deadly medicine to any one if asked, nor suggest any such counsel.” But Canadian death doctors and nurse practitioners who euthanize the sick, disabled, and mentally ill–and soon,Show More Summary
In a few weeks, new medical school graduates will take their turns saying the words of the Hippocratic Oath. In theory: This is a noble tradition where they promise to fulfill their duties as wonderful physicians: Autonomous, wise, humble, prevention-focused, and active members of their communities. In reality: The health care system in which they’re […]
When I became a doctor, I went to work in an emergency room that admitted and treated the kind of hard-working, low-income farmworker families I grew up with. For many of them, the ER was their first and last resort after avoiding the doctor for years because they had no health insurance. We didn’t...
I swear by Epic, by eClinicalWorks, by Allscripts, by AthenaHealth, and by all the coders and accountants, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture. To hold my mouse in this art equal to my own hand; to make it right-click as well […]
The Retouchers Accord is a Hippocratic oath created to tackle the ethics of retouching.
James Franco continues in that “bad hair/facial hair” vein with The Institute, a psychological thriller in which he plays a doctor who seems to have forgotten the Hippocratic oath. As Dr. Cairn, he tries to “cure” the patients of the...Show More Summary
The phrase "First, do no harm" doesn't actually appear in the text of the Hippocratic Oath, yet it's frequently considered a fundamental principle of medicine. At the same time, we believe firmly in the principle of informed consent,...Show More Summary
On Jan. 19, the U.S. Senate holds hearings to confirm Ben Carson as the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new secretary. As a physician, Carson had to abide by the Hippocratic Oath of ethics. The oath calls on doctors to remember the basic humanity of their patients and the ravages...
U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor just made a ruling which states that doctors are allowed to refuse care to transgender patients and/or patients who have previously had abortions.
When I started medical school, my classmates and I attended a special ceremony where we stood in front of our friends, family, and professors and recited some modern version of the Hippocratic Oath. For years afterward, I only remembered the “do no harm” bit, which is a lazy approximation of the actual words. I recently […]
It may absolutely shock you to hear this, but famed television doctor, Dr. Phil, might not take that whole Hippocratic oath thing so seriously. Now, before you get all up in the comments section to tell me that the Hippocratic oath is more so for medical doctors, not psychologists, just chill the fuck out and […] Dr. Show More Summary
The Hippocratic Oath requires doctors to commit to a code of ethics about saving, and protecting life. Chief among its principles is “do no harm.” World War I was hell though, so the medics in Battlefield 1 can be forgiven for doing as much harm, if not more, than good. Read more...
On election day, Californians will vote on a number of propositions, including one increasing cigarette taxes and another requiring condoms in pornos. Steven Greenhut and Damon Jacobs write: Most of us have heard the dictum, "First,Show More Summary