Presentation on theme: "H IPPOCRATIC OATH - DECLARATION OF G ENEVA. B IOGRAPHY OF H IPPOCRATES Hippocrates, born in Kos (460 BC-370BC) Father of Western Medicine Ancient Greek."— Presentation transcript:
B IOGRAPHY OF H IPPOCRATES Hippocrates, born in Kos (460 BC-370BC) Father of Western Medicine Ancient Greek physician of the Age of Pericles Hippocratic Corpus
H IPPOCRATIC O ATH Oath taken by doctors swearing to practice medicine ethically: What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about. I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.
H IPPOCRATIC O ATH “to regard his offspring as equal to my brothers in male lineage and to teach them this art - if they desire to learn it - without fee and covenant” « to give a share of precepts and oral instruction and all the other learning to my sons and to the sons of him who has instructed me and to pupils who have signed the covenant and have taken an oath according to the medical law, but no one else». « I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favour of such men as are engaged in this work».
D ECLARATION OF G ENEVA At the time of being admitted as a member of the medical professions: I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity I will practise my profession with conscience and dignity; I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due; The health and life of my patient will be my first consideration; I will respect the secrets which are confided in me;
D ECLARATION OF G ENEVA I will maintain, by all means in my power, the honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession; My colleagues will be my brothers; I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics, or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient; I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from the time of its conception; even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity; I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour.
A MENDMENTS TO THE DECLARATION OF G ENEVA The time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession: I solemnly pledge myself (2005) to consecrate my life to the service of humanity; I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity; I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude which that (2005) is their due; The health and life (1968) of my patient will be my first consideration; I will respect the secrets which that (2005) are confided in me, even after the patient has died (1968);
A MENDMENTS TO THE DECLARATION OF G ENEVA I will maintain by all the (1968) means in my power, the honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession. My colleagues will be my sisters and (1994) brothers; I will not permit considerations of religion age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, party politics, sexual orientation (1994), or (2005) social standing or any other factor (2005) to intervene between my duty and my patient; I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from (2005) the time of its conception (1984) its beginning (added 1984 deleted 2005) even under threat (2005) and (added 1984 deleted 2005) I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity, even under threat (2005) I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour.
«Ε Ν ΠΑΝΤΙ ΔΕΙ ΚΑΙΡΟ ΤΟ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΝ ΕΠΙΚΡΑΤΕΙΝ » (I N ALL TIMES THE RIGHT MUST BE PREVAILED ) Over the centuries there have been made numerous efforts to protect human life. From the Hippocratic Oath until the Declaration of Geneva one thing remains unchanged and this is the need to protect the moral principles. Because opinions change, dogmas go up and down and only the moral principles are written in the table of eternity. So what should be done is to evolve humanity and with it evolves the rules that govern it in order to protect the most valuable gift: Life
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