What Are Some Things Included in the Hippocratic Oath?


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Some phrases in the Hippocratic Oath include “I will prevent disease,” “I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings,” and “I do not treat a fever chart… but a sick human being,” as stated on NLM.NIH.gov. The oath is historically taken by physicians.

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As stated on the National Library of Medicine section of the National Institute of Health website, the Hippocratic Oath requires new physicians to swear to uphold specific ethical standards by a number of healing gods in Greek mythology. Additionally, the oath creates a bond between new medical students and physician mentors similar to family members.

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