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The Hippocratic oath and the ethics of medicine

Author: Steven H Miles
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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This engaging book examines what the Hippocratic Oath meant 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 of its passages and concludes with a modern case discussion. The Oath proposes principles governing the relationship between the physician and society and  Read more...
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Miles, Steven H.
Hippocratic oath and the ethics of medicine.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)60559895
Named Person: Hippocrates.; Hippocrates.; Hippocrates.; Hippocrate.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven H Miles
ISBN: 9780199759835 0199759839 1280845872 9781280845871
OCLC Number: 79631878
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages) : illustrations, map
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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