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    The Hippocratic oath begins with outright invocation of the gods; the first line of the oath is “I swear by Apollo the healer” (Chadwick and Mann). The close relation between gods and medicine continue as the oath goes on. Following the oath was entering into a covenant with gods and deviating from it would risk divine retribution. In the oath, Hippocrates reveals that the medical practices and religion go hand in hand in the ancient Greek society. However, in modern society medical practices and religion clash. For example, with issues like abortion, assisted suicide and practices in the war zone. In the Hippocratic oath a physician is not allowed to do abortion on a women. They believe that abortion is killing a life and physicians are not to do it. In the modern- day society abortion is performed and women…

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    The Hippocratic Oath

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    It is an affirmation to abide by the ethical standards of medicine. The second line of the oath is as follows: “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”. This is clearly an important aspect of the medical profession, but can students who exploited loopholes to attain their position say that they respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps they…

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    Hippocratic Oath

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    Do patients with terminal illness patients have the right to die? The oath that doctors make known as the “Hippocratic Oath” is an oath that has been used by physicians for the code of ethics is: “I will follow that method of treatment, which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous. I will give no deadly medicine to anyone if asked, nor suggest any such counsel.” (US Legal, 2004-2016) This is an…

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    Hippocratic Oath Forbids

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    Approving the procure means that the taxpayer has to foot the bill because the donor is a prisoner. The taxpayer is burdened by massive healthcare cost already hence the reason for reforms such as ObamaCare. An additional cost of $40,000 per year is an added burden to something that is avoidable. Taxpayer dollars is used to fund all government projects. Currently, the government is borrowing to cover budget deficit and therefore any impudent use of taxpayer is unfair. The procedure may violate…

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    Hippocratic Oath Analysis

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    These guidelines are known today as the Hippocratic Oath. The oath further explains, when entering a patient home, a physician will help the sick and do no harm or will not use his position to engage in any sexual acts. This oath sets many ethical guidelines for the physician to follow such as, “I will not cut, even for the stone, but I will leave such procedures to the practitioners of that craft.” Interestingly, it is clear in other Hippocratic Corpus writings, not all physicians followed this…

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    Read the two versions of the Hippocratic Oath. Then, answer the following questions. What aspects of the classic version of the oath no longer appear in the modern version? Many aspects of the original oath do not appear in the modern version such as the initial start of the oath “I swear by Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panaceia and all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses” this aspect of the oath enforces and assumes that all individuals taking the oath are…

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    According to Glannon, deontologist Immanuel Kant states that one of the components of his practical imperative theory is that you should focus on adhering to the duty as a medical provider to benefit the patient. Also not to use people for your own gain. Nor, should the physician 's actions be controlled by their emotions (p. 11). Furthermore, Hippocratic Oath states, "[w]hatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick [. . .]" (Hippocratic Oath Today, 2001). Hippocratic…

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    The Hippocratic Oath is one of the longest standing documents that is still used today. The original oath was drafted in late Fifth Century BCE. It requires new physicians to swear on many healing gods to uphold all ethical standards. However, over the last 1,000 plus years, the oath has been revised. Redrafted in 1964 the modern version states, “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…

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    objection many have against physician assisted death is that it contradicts the Hippocratic oath that physicians undergo. The modern Hippocratic oath originated in 1948 and the modern version was written in 1964 which states what doctors may or may not do while they practice medicine. The section that people believe negates the right to prescribe end of life care is “I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures which are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and…

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    He was born in approximately 460 BCE into a family full of physicians. He is known as “The Father of Medicine.” He is also probably the most well-known for the Hippocratic oath, something doctors today have to take before they can begin practicing medicine. It’s incredible that someone who lived so long ago, thousands of years before us, is still so prominent, not just in theories and practices, but his actual name is still used on a daily basis. Another interesting person is Epicurus who…

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