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Hippocratic oath

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

(ˌhɪpəʊˈkrætɪk)
n
(Medicine) an oath taken by a doctor to observe a code of medical ethics supposedly derived from that of Hippocrates
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Hip′pocrat′ic oath′


n.
an oath embodying the duties and obligations of physicians, usu. taken by those about to enter upon the practice of medicine.
[1740–50]
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Noun1.Hippocratic oath - an oath taken by physicians to observe medical ethics deriving from Hippocrates
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Translations

Hippocratic oath

nhippokratischer Eid, Eid mdes Hippokrates
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hippocratic oath

n. juramento hipocrático, juramento ético de la medicina.
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Hippocratic Oath

n Juramento Hipocrático
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References in periodicals archive ?
Physician-assisted suicide (aka aid in dying or death with dignity) now has an oft-used abbreviation (PAS) to mask a deed that runs counter to the command in the Oath of Hippocrates not to harm our patients.
Compare and contrast the Oath of Hippocrates with the AMA's principles of medical ethics or the charter of professionalism, or the oath you took as incoming medical students or will be asked to take upon graduation.
460-370 B.C.) and summarized in his now-famous Oath of Hippocrates. (1) Hippocrates noted that one of the key roles of a physician is to be a teacher--a coach or mentor.
One oath does not contain any commitment regarding the subject nor that could be interpreted as such (Oath of Hippocrates, University of Ottawa) (Table 1).
First evidence of medical ethics dates back in the Oath of Hippocrates, which was likely to be written in 5th century B.C.
What hurts most is that within the ruling regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) government there are more than a dozen doctors, but they have abandoned the right of the ill, and the Oath of Hippocrates and followed their interests and worldly benefits and jobs.
Alavian was among approximately 102 women and men who took the oath of Hippocrates after the awarding of their M.D.
The Oath of Hippocrates "holds the American Medical Associations Code of Ethics (1996 edition) and has remained in Western civilization as an expression of ideal conduct for the physician." Medical assistants working under the auspices of these physicians should be mirroring their image by adhering to the same words that Hippocrates felt necessary to hand down to our physicians.
Remember that the words "do no harm" are no longer part of the trendy substitutes for the Oath of Hippocrates. In any event, under universal healthcare your doctor would not decide your treatment; government bureaucrats would.
excerpt from the Oath of Hippocrates, 5th Century B.C.
References date back to the Oath of Hippocrates, which states, "What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment, or even outside of the treatment, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself."