The Hippocratic Oath is the oath which a Dr. takes to swear he will take care of his patients in the best manner his training will allow him
The Hippocratic Oath is an oath of nonmalevolence that doctors take. It essentially means that you will not harm others. One example of the Hippocratic Oath is where doctors cannot and will not administer lethal injections in the prison system (this is often done by a non-doctor).
Hippocratic Oath is named after Greek physician Hippocrates it is demanded of physicians who are entering practice the physician is required to swear that he will uphold a number of professional ethical standards most notable of them is to treat the ill to the best of one's ability, to preserve a patient's privacy, to teach the secrets of medicine to the next generation.
it is the oath doctors pledge when finishing medical school.
they generally subscribe to the common ethics of
1. beneficence- do good
2. non maleficence- do no harm
3. autonomy- patient has a say
4. justice- every patient deserves to be treated
by Anjili5 years ago
How effectual is the Hippocratic Oath among practicing doctors?Is this oath effective among practicing doctors?
by Dennis Pace7 years ago
I found this very interesting! So , what do you think about this oath? The Hippocratic Oath is an oath historically taken by doctors swearing to practice medicine ethically. It is widely believed to have been written by...
by slwade7 years ago
When was the hippocratic oath written - did he actually write it himself?I'm doing a history project about hippocrates and struggling a bit finding information on him any help and links would be great x
by Felixedet20006 years ago
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