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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hippocratic Oath -- Not followed by Centenniel Peaks


The Hippocratic Oath is a sacred doctrine. It says that the patient is part of the healing process -- not merely someone the doctor or ward does things to.  Centennial Peaks as I will describe in full imposed its treatment upon patients without their input. This must stop. It must stop in Centennial Peaks and it must stop everywhere. Without the participation of the patient, healing cannot occur.

 First I would like to quote  from Hippocrates from his work Epidemics.

The physician must be able to tell the antecedents, know the present, and foretell the future - must mediate these things, and have two special objects in view with regard to disease, namely, to do good or to do no harm. The art consists in three things - the disease, the patient, and the physician. The physician is the servant of the art, and the patient must combat the disease along with the physician.

I will now quote from the Modern Version devised in 1964 by the curiously named Louis Lasagna and used in many medical schools.

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 which 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.

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