medical ethics 3 - Chapter 3 sections 14-18 The Hippocratic...

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Chapter 3 sections 14-18 - The Hippocratic Oath is an oath taken by physicians pertaining to ethical practice of medicine. - The Hippocratic Oath is the most familiar of that long line of oaths, prayers, and codes by which doctors have transmitted an ethos to members of their profession. - 4 lessons to learn from the Hippocratic Oath: From its reformist intention From its treatment of medicine as a practice with intrinsic goods and standards From setting these standards in a context which expressed and evoked an identity and recognized ones dependence upon indebtedness to a community and to the transcendent. That there is a lesson for Christians who would contribute to the discussions of bioethics in the early church’s adoption and revision of the doctor’s oath. - The point of the oath is to call attention to this feature of the oath’s method and history that in spite pf their minority position, the convictions of this community led them and moved them to reform. - The Pythagoreans honored the arts especially music and medicine, as having a moral and indeed ontological significance. - The goal of medicine is identified by the Oath as “the benefit of the sick.” - The oath altered reality. -
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