Question for the Evening
Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath:
I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:
I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.
I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.
I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug.
I will not be ashamed to say "I know not," nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient's recovery.
I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.
I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person's family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.
I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.
I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.
If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.
—Written in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, and used in many medical schools today.
Does Obamacare make the medical community violate the Hippocratic Oath by making them an arm of the Federal Government?
Absolutely!! Has there been any doubt?? Wingut OBAMBI!!
Obamacare violates every oath that exists.
the Hippocratic Oath by members of the medical profession is a myth it has not been practiced for many years.
I personally have 3 WONDERFUL DOCTORS, and am greatly offended by such a gross inacurate generalization. Respond to the issue instead of grandstanding.
We are not discussing YOUR doctors. We are discussing the Hippocratic oath.
I don't know why you are offended Winifred? You should feel gratefull ! Not everone has access to your doctors! And why are so many potencial and currently active doctors thinking of quiting the profession because when Obama Care takes over they will have to do away with the oath altogether!
What does anyone expect from a fraud who doesn't even acknowledge his own "oath"!
Obama is a violation to the human race.
Of course he does! Obama has no concept of what an "oath" means or represents. In todays society, a man's word, oath, etc means nothing. It's all open to interpretation by lawyer and judges (lawyers on the other side of the bench).
This administration never will honor our oath. The only oath that murderers or felo0ns take is I'll try not to get caught,if I do I'll call my liberal elected crooks to get me out.
The death panels that will come from Obamacare where beauracrats rather than doctors makr decisions is proof that it does. Doctors who disagree and are committed to the health of their patients will be severely punished.