Posted by Lotg on December 05, 2004
In Reply to: That's it??? No, even worse (or better) posted by Keith Rennie 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".
: - Keith
Phew - we're planning a holiday in NZ. Glad you warned me about their medical standards. ---GODDESS