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?
I agree, but how. He controls the voting; he contrtols the media; he controls the military. I can not think of any one who can or will help us. Certainly not Speaker Boehner nor the Senate.
it was a dead thing to even try an fight the second it gained traction.
Come on Congress, MAN UP! It's time to tar and feather and IMPEACH the lizard in the whitehouse!
Not guna happen!!
If any Oath is broken, it is broken by willful intent. Most People who takes an oath remember it, and understand that someone outside of their profession, may one day try and change their way of thinking. So what must the people do? I think we should stand by all doctors who refuse to hand over our information to these corrupt government officials. By doing this we can insure that we have doctors on our side, and they will not ever go broke. Our government is creating a black market, underneath all others, by trying to hold you down by taking away all your freedoms. i. e. freedom of choice. freedom of thought. freedom of protection. freedom to just sit down and be free. Wake up please. We are engaged in a holy war now. You must choose one side or the other, you cannot sit on the fence anymore. GOD or SATAN? Heaven or Hell? its up to you.
if a frog had wings would it bump its' ass when it hopped ?
is my answer to this question.
I don't understand why any one is doing what Obama says. He is an illegal squater in the WH. Look what there doing to the Veterans. They put their life on the line too keep this country free. Congress has to ban together and do what is right. They will never live free. Obama's cronies need to be put away.