Hippocratic oath-declaration of Geneva

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HIPPOCRATIC OATHDECLARATION OF
GENEVA
BIOGRAPHY OF HIPPOCRATES
Hippocrates, born in Kos (460 BC-370BC)
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Father of Western Medicine
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Ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles
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Hippocratic Corpus
HIPPOCRATIC OATH
Oath taken by doctors swearing to practice medicine
ethically:
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What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even
outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on
no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself,
holding such things shameful to be spoken about.
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I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it,
nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not
give to a woman an abortive remedy.
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I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick
according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from
harm and injustice.
HIPPOCRATIC OATH
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“to regard his offspring as equal to my brothers in
male lineage and to teach them this art - if they
desire to learn it - without fee and covenant”
« to give a share of precepts and oral instruction and
all the other learning to my sons and to the sons of
him who has instructed me and to pupils who have
signed the covenant and have taken an oath
according to the medical law, but no one else».
« I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from
stone, but will withdraw in favour of such men as are
engaged in this work».
DECLARATION OF GENEVA
At the time of being admitted as a member of
the medical professions:
 I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to
the service of humanity
 I will practise my profession with conscience and
dignity;
 I will give to my teachers the respect and
gratitude which is their due;
 The health and life of my patient will be my first
consideration;
 I will respect the secrets which are confided in
me;
DECLARATION OF GENEVA
I will maintain, by all means in my power, the
honour and the noble traditions of the medical
profession;
 My colleagues will be my brothers;
 I will not permit considerations of religion,
nationality, race, party politics, or social standing
to intervene between my duty and my patient;
 I will maintain the utmost respect for human life
from the time of its conception; even under
threat, I will not use my medical knowledge
contrary to the laws of humanity;
 I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon
my honour.
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AMENDMENTS TO THE DECLARATION OF
GENEVA
The time of being admitted as a member of
the medical profession:
 I solemnly pledge myself (2005) to consecrate my
life to the service of humanity;
 I will practice my profession with conscience and
dignity;
 I will give to my teachers the respect and
gratitude which that (2005) is their due;
 The health and life (1968) of my patient will be
my first consideration;
 I will respect the secrets which that (2005) are
confided in me, even after the patient has died
(1968);
AMENDMENTS TO THE DECLARATION OF
GENEVA
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I will maintain by all the (1968) means in my power, the
honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession.
My colleagues will be my sisters and (1994) brothers;
I will not permit considerations of religion age, disease or
disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political
affiliation, race, party politics, sexual orientation (1994), or
(2005) social standing or any other factor (2005) to
intervene between my duty and my patient;
I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from
(2005) the time of its conception (1984) its beginning (added
1984 deleted 2005) even under threat (2005) and (added
1984 deleted 2005) I will not use my medical knowledge
contrary to the laws of humanity, even under threat (2005)
I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my
honour.
«ΕΝ ΠΑΝΤΙ ΔΕΙ ΚΑΙΡΟ ΤΟ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΝ
ΕΠΙΚΡΑΤΕΙΝ» (IN ALL TIMES THE RIGHT
MUST BE PREVAILED)
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Over the centuries there
have been made numerous
efforts to protect human life.
From the Hippocratic Oath
until the Declaration of
Geneva one thing remains
unchanged and this is the
need to protect the moral
principles. Because opinions
change, dogmas go up and
down and only the moral
principles are written in the
table of eternity.
So what should be done is to
evolve humanity and with it
evolves the rules that
govern it in order to protect
the most valuable gift: Life
THANK YOU FOR YOUR
ATTENTION
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