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Deception of Hippocratic Oath in Medicine!



Empathy is essential for a scholar to dream about to be a doctor.

Hippocratic Oath is a part of admission to the field of Medicine.

“Primum non-nocere"

or

"Do No Harm”

Empathy and “Do No Harm” are the embedded elements in practicing medicine in the free world.

Physicians are trained to do nothing that doing something may cause more harm.

There is a continuous reminder in healthcare to consider injury in particular intervention may cause. In the field of medicine, there is no treatment or management, which is entirely harmless. Even simple and over the counter available medications have side effects. Synthroid or oral supplement of thyroid hormone in case of hypothyroidism is the most prescribed medication followed by Crestor; a cholesterol-lowering drug. Synthroid and Crestor have side effects ranging from the stomach upset to muscle weakness and or precipitating irregular rhythm of the heart. Any medical procedure leaves with potential complications. Proper information on chances of adverse complication and possible outcome; a doctor asks for consent. So any treatment is not without any harm. Instead, by asking permission; physicians transfer a significant portion of liability to patient's shoulder. So, harm is the inherent part of western and advanced medicine. There is nothing in modern health care that is utterly harmless.

In Fact; it is a consensus that hospital visit is almost always a painful visit. Physicians choose and prioritize treatment options based on most helpful and least side effects.

Frequently, physicians take a chance by pursuing procedure they think; it may save patient's life, especially in trauma, emergency or in critical situations. So in the Hippocratic oath, instead of “Do No Harm," It should be implied as “ Limit or Do Minimal harm.”

Our standard should evolve starting from taking promise on the day 1 of medical school. Empathy plays the superior role in limiting harm than the oath taken, very early in launching the career. Doctors are in no way capable of providing no harm. It is time to evolve and go for better preferences in delivering care with pure intentions to limit the damage. Empathy is essential for a scholar to dream about to be a doctor.

“Primum non-nocere"

or

"Do No Harm.”

Hippocratic Oath is a part of admission to the field of Medicine.

Empathy and “Do No Harm” are the embedded elements in practicing medicine in the free world.

Physicians are trained to do nothing that doing something may cause more harm.

There is a continuous reminder in healthcare to consider injury in particular intervention may cause.

In the field of medicine, there is no treatment or management, which is entirely harmless.

Even simple and over the counter available medications have side effects. Synthroid or oral supplement of thyroid hormone in case of hypothyroidism is the most prescribed medication followed by Crestor; a cholesterol-lowering drug. Synthroid and Crestor have side effects ranging from the stomach upset to muscle weakness and or precipitating irregular rhythm of the heart. Any medical procedure leaves with potential complications. Proper information on chances of adverse complication and possible outcome; a doctor asks for consent. So any treatment is not without any harm.

Instead, by asking permission; physicians transfer a significant portion of liability to the patient's shoulder.

So, harm is the inherent part of western and advanced medicine. There is nothing in modern health care that is utterly harmless.

In Fact; it is a consensus that hospital visit is almost always a painful visit. Physicians choose and prioritize treatment options based on the most helpful and least side effects. Frequently, physicians take a chance by pursuing procedure they think; it may save a patient's life, especially in trauma, emergency or in critical situations.

So in the Hippocratic oath, instead of “Do No Harm," It should be implied as “ Limit or Do Minimal harm” Our standard should evolve starting from taking promise on the day 1 of medical school. Empathy plays a superior role in limiting harm than the oath taken, very early in launching the career.

Doctors are in no way capable of providing no harm.

It is time to evolve and go for better preferences in delivering care with pure intentions to limit the damage.

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