Pros And Cons Of Asclepius And Hygieia

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The Hippocratic Oath has been around for thousands of years, and although it has been revised recently and used for ethical obligations for doctors, the fact remain that is should be uprooted due to its standards being outdated, its codes doesn 't apply to our age of ethics, and doesn 't lawfully stand as adequate. In the beginning of the oath, it starts off stating: "I swear by the Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia, and Panaceia and all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfill according to my ability and and judgement this oath and covenant" By common knowledge, very few would know who Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panaceia were, but if sworn to this oath(along with the more modern version). The…show more content…
For the most part, any oath or declaration would have legal consequences if broken. The Hippocrates Oath isn 't backed by legal obligation. There is only one school in the country that used the classic oath until 2005; The Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Before the revised edition, and still today, graduates would recite during the graduating ceremony and soon after many of the former students would venture out into the medical field and many of them had been discovered breaking some of the oaths ' guidelines. One refused to . Four urged physicians to avoid sexual relationships with patients. Twenty-five explicitly prohibited physician-assisted suicide. Among those, 19 were schools using the Osteopathic Oath Tyson, Peter. "The Hippocratic Oath Today." PBS. PBS, 27 Mar. 2001. Web. 05 Feb. 2016. Hippocratic Oath." MedicineNet. MedicineNet, 28 Aug. 2013. Web. 05 Feb. 2016. Hippocratic oath." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2016. Web. 5 Feb. 2016. Zamichow, Nora, and Ken Murray. "Dying Ethically." Los Angeles Times. 28 Dec. 2014: A.20. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 05 Feb. 2016. Cohn, Martin Regg. "When 'Do No Harm ' Becomes 'Do Not Help '." Toronto Star. 29 Jul. 2014: A.7. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web.

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