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The Physician’s Pledge gets some bold new wording

14 Jan

by Carolyn Thomas      @HeartSisters

Fanfare, please. The World Medical Association has released a revised version of what’s known as The Physician’s Pledge (1) as outlined in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). It’s described as “the contemporary successor to the 2,500-year-old Hippocratic Oath”. And although only about 11% of medical schools still use the ancient “do no harm” Hippocratic version, oath-taking is still an important part of most med school training.(2)

But if you’re a patient instead of a physician, there are some surprises in this revised WMA document just for you. Continue reading