Essay On Hippocrates

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HIPPOCRATES During the time period of the classical antiquities, around 500 BC to 476 AD, various ancient Greek civilizations had a variety of supernatural beliefs that governed the world around them. The ancient Greeks had various Gods for many of life’s factors such as Deity, the Goddess of love, beauty and desire, Chronos, the God of time and also Asclepius and his daughters Hygieia and Panacea, who were known to be the Gods of medicine and healing. During this time period the Greeks believed that diseases and misfortune were punishment for misbehaviour, sins or even for not keeping with the standard tradition and beliefs, whereas a bountiful season of crop was seen as a gift from the gods as they were pleased. Hippocrates, through his own…show more content…
To this day his documented research has stayed true and his teachings have remained relevant to students of pulmonary medicine and surgery. (Brightside 2014). One of the most known contributions that Hippocrates has imparted on the society is the rules and a number of professional ethical standards of a physician. This was contributed in the form of the Hippocratic Oath, one of the oldest binding documents in history which is still relevant and pledged by new doctors to this day. The Hippocratic Oath is a promise made by doctors, stating that they are not magicians but will always treat the sick to the best of one's ability, with the high standard of treatment, preserve patient privacy, to impart the secrets of medicine to the next generation of doctors and many more. It was in this oath that the foundation of patient privacy and doctor-patient confidentiality developed. To this day \, even though the Hippocratic Oath has been altered to reflect the modern time, it holds the American Medical Association's Code of Medical Ethics and has remained in Western civilization as an expression of ideal conduct for the physician (Tyson 2001), in which graduating medical students swear the oath to society and
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