Hippocratic oath

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Hippocratic oath

An oath of ethical professional behavior sworn by new physicians, attributed to Hippocrates but thought to have been written by a student or contemporary.

Hippocratic oath

(Medicine) an oath taken by a doctor to observe a code of medical ethics supposedly derived from that of Hippocrates

Hip′pocrat′ic oath′

an oath embodying the duties and obligations of physicians, usu. taken by those about to enter upon the practice of medicine.
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Noun1.Hippocratic oath - an oath taken by physicians to observe medical ethics deriving from Hippocrates

Hippocratic oath

nhippokratischer Eid, Eid mdes Hippokrates

hippocratic oath

n. juramento hipocrático, juramento ético de la medicina.

Hippocratic Oath

n Juramento Hipocrático
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The white coat ceremony is a tradition held for the second year at MBRU where first-year medical students receive their white coats and recite the modern Hippocratic Oath to affirm their commitment to a professional career in medicine.
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Veatch successfully provides a critical reading of the Hippocratic Oath in medical ethics.
POLICE will have to abide by a new code of ethics similar to the hippocratic oath taken by doctors, the Home Secretary has said.
Robert Veatch is a professor of medical ethics and here contends that the Hippocratic Oath is an offensive code of ethics that should be banned from the profession and replaced with better language and codes based on moral norms shared by all.
In reality, not only has the Hippocratic Oath been replaced by other ethical codes in medical professional groups, Veatch argues that the full language of the oath is impractical for several reasons, among them that it seems to prohibit surgery.
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