Posted by Keith Rennie on December 05, 2004
In Reply to: That's it??? posted by Lotg on December 05, 2004
: : : In the classic Hippocratic Oath, there was the demand to -- first--- do no harm to a patient. This phrase
: : : is the sensible shorthand to an approach to actions of all kinds. It is instructive (and a bit stirring) to read the Classic Hippocratic Oath in the link below, and the modern one.
: : : www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/doctors/oath_classical.html
: : www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/doctors/oath_classical.html
: Wow Ward, this one worries me. Do you mean that the best they have to offer is they'll try not to hurt us? I was hoping for a slightly greater commitment than that. ---GODDESS
From my sister, a doctor in NZ:
"You shall not kill, but shall not strive
Officiously to keep alive".