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Hippocratic Oath
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usermichele
Posted: 5 September 2008 10:02 PM
Subject: Hippocratic Oath
 


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Do all Dr's have to take the oath ? can anyone tell me .


I swear by Apollo, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath.
To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art.

I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.

To please no one will I prescribe a deadly drug nor give advice which may cause his death.

Nor will I give a woman a pessary to procure abortion.

But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts.

I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art.

In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves.

All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.

If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all men and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my lot.





Edited by michele 2008-09-05 10:06 PM
usermco
Posted: 6 September 2008 10:05 AM
Subject: RE: Hippocratic Oath
 


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No they don't Michele. There is no ceremony whereby a newly qualified doctor stands and repeats the oath. It is a given thing that they will adhere to the oath. Does this answer your question?
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Posted: 6 September 2008 1:31 PM
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michele - 2008-09-05 10:02 PM

Do all Dr's have to take the oath ? can anyone tell me .


I swear by Apollo, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath.
To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art.

I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.

To please no one will I prescribe a deadly drug nor give advice which may cause his death.

Nor will I give a woman a pessary to procure abortion.

But I will preserve the purity of my life and my arts.

I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art.

In every house where I come I will enter only for the good of my patients, keeping myself far from all intentional ill-doing and all seduction and especially from the pleasures of love with women or with men, be they free or slaves.

All that may come to my knowledge in the exercise of my profession or in daily commerce with men, which ought not to be spread abroad, I will keep secret and will never reveal.

If I keep this oath faithfully, may I enjoy my life and practice my art, respected by all men and in all times; but if I swerve from it or violate it, may the reverse be my lot.



good to see you back michele i for one have missed reading your little rants
usermaggyd
Posted: 6 September 2008 5:29 PM
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Well I always thought they did!!
userJ9withdogs
Posted: 6 September 2008 5:41 PM
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This webpage has some answers...

link to BBC webpage

Keep reading right down to the bottom - it's a long page!

Edited by J9withdogs 2008-09-06 5:41 PM
userTracker
Posted: 6 September 2008 5:43 PM
Subject: RE: Hippocratic Oath
 


These days GP's, like politicians, take the revised by 'new labour' oath.

It's called the Hypocritic oath.
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Posted: 6 September 2008 7:57 PM
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Just asked daughter No2 (medical student, qualifies next July) and she says, "not any more".
usermichele
Posted: 7 September 2008 1:04 AM
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So thanks everyone .....If they dont take it then why do they repeat it ?

And if they dont then where does all the bit about confidentaility and do no harm come from..
Oh blast not making any sense again .Please ask your daughter why not anymore and what do they do now ...where do they get the ethic from
usermco
Posted: 7 September 2008 10:52 AM
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Michele they don't take the oath therefore they don't repeat it. They just follow the principle of it using it as a guide.
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