Heavy! Eighth revision of the Hippocratic Oath


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2017-11-09

Heavy! Eighth revision of the Hippocratic Oath
"Hippocratic Oath" is a sacred code of ancient Greek professional ethics that Hippocrates warned mankind 2500 years ago. It is a professional ethics advocacy book issued to the medical profession. The first lesson for medical personnel is to formally swear in the face of "Hippocratic Oath.
The Hippocratic Oath, as part of the Geneva Declaration, is re-evaluated by the World Medical Association every 10 years for accuracy in keeping with the times. Recently, at the WMA conference in Chicago, the Hippocratic Oath ushered in the eighth revision under the witness of various professional medical authorities. This revision has aroused concern in the world medical circle.
Illustration: The article on the Hippocratic Oath in the top journal JAMA was viewed and forwarded by more than 90000 people.
Looking back on history, medical students' vows have been revised 8 times. The following are the records of revision over the years.
World Medical Association General Assembly, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1948
World Medical Assembly, Sydney, Australia, August 1968
World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, october 1983
WMA Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, September 1994
WMA Council Conference , Auvergne-Rona, France, May 2005
WMA Council Conference , Auvergne-Rona, France, may 2006
WMA Conference, Chicago, USA, October 2017
Let's take a look at the latest version of the Hippocratic Oath (October 2017, WMA Conference, Los Angeles, USA).
As a medical worker, I officially swear:
to dedicate my life to human beings;
I will first consider the health and happiness of patients;
I will respect the autonomy and dignity of patients;
I want to maintain the greatest respect for human life;
I will not consider the patient's age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political belief, race, sexual orientation, social status, or any other factors;
I will keep the patient's secret, even if the patient has died;
I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity and in accordance with good medical standards;
I will inherit the honor and lofty tradition of the medical profession;
I will give my teachers, colleagues and students the respect and gratitude they deserve;
I will share my medical knowledge, benefit patients and promote medical progress;
I will attach importance to my health, life and ability to provide the highest level of medical care;
I will not use my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even if threatened;
I solemnly, autonomously and honorably make these promises.
Compared with the previous Hippocratic Oath, this version has been modified in many places. For example, the addition of "I will attach importance to my health, life and ability to provide the highest level of medical care" reflects the importance of doctors taking care of themselves, so that healthy doctors can provide high-level medical services. For example, "I will give my teachers, colleagues and students the respect and gratitude they deserve". In the past, this part only emphasized the respect of students for teachers, but it was revised to respect each other between teachers and students. The previous oath emphasized that the relationship between colleagues is the feeling of brothers and sisters. Considering the modern relationship of colleagues, this part has also been deleted.
Original Title: Eighth Revision of Hippocratic Oath-Promise of Modern Physicians Worldwide!