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The Hippocratic Oath and the ethics of medicine

Author: Steven H Miles
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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This short work examines what the Hippocratic Oath said to Greek physicians 2400 years ago and reflects on its relevance to medical ethics today. Drawing on the writings of ancient physicians, Greek playwrights, and modern scholars, each chapter explores one passage of the Oath and concludes with a modern case discussion. This book is for anyone who loves medicine and is concerned about the ethics and history of the  Read more...
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Miles, Steven H.
Hippocratic Oath and the ethics of medicine.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607068822
Named Person: Hippocrates.; Hippocrate.; Hippocrates.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven H Miles
ISBN: 0195162196 9780195162196 9780195188202 0195188209
OCLC Number: 51857015
Description: xiv, 208 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: Grand Rounds --
I. Physician, who are you? --
Creators --
Teachers --
Learners --
--
II. To what are physicians committed? --
The health of the public --
Deadly drugs --
Abortion --
Integrity --
Errors --
Consent and truth-telling --
Exploiting patients --
Discretion in speech --
--
III. In what way are physicians accountable? --
A trustworthy profession --
Afterword: The oath for our time.
Responsibility: Steven H. Miles.
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