Medical Ethics, Medicine

What are the Guiding Principles For Physicians?

Do No Harm – Part of Medical Ethics? I’m sure everyone generally knows that doctors are instructed to “do no harm,” which is commonly attributed to the Hippocratic Oath, but are those words really part of the original oath? They do have their part in medical ethics, but let’s see if they are in the ‘original’ physicians oath. Written by…

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Medical Ethics, Medicine

Decisions, Decisions…

Let us start with a bang! This is currently one of the hottest ethical dilemmas being talked about right now. Imagine you are an emergency physician and you are notified that an unconscious patient is being rushed into the ED. As you prepare your intubation tool and trying to find his medical history in the hospital database, you notice there…

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