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Hippocratic Oath

Requiem for Lethal Injection?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The rifleman mustering for a firing squad is honest - an icon of retribution without pretense. If we can own his violent act on our behalf, capital punishment suits us. But clinical killing is euphemism - a cowardly way for us to deceive ourselves.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.16.2016 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

Are We in the Emerald City, Dr. Oz?

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.23.2015 | Media
Janine Francolini

We look forward to his on-air response, and hope that Dr. Oz will be transparent and honest about his methods, intentions and future behavior.

In Oz We Trust?

Janine Francolini | Posted 06.19.2015 | Media
Janine Francolini

The Hippocratic Oath is an oath historically taken by physicians. It is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. It requires a new physician to swear, upon a number of healing gods, to uphold specific ethical standards.

Why Are CA Doctors Breaking Their Hippocratic Oath on Prop 45?

Paul Y. Song, MD | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics
Paul Y. Song, MD

Our patients are suffering mentally and physically from outrageous rate increases, and as the Hippocratic Oath makes clear, we must "keep them from harm and injustice."

Hillary's Lesson: Defending a Criminal

Joel Cohen | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics
Joel Cohen

Let's not talk about Hillary Clinton specifically -- let's examine, instead, the role of the run-of-the-mill criminal lawyer who chooses to, or is appointed to, represent an extremely unpopular defendant, or a defendant counsel believes is truly guilty.

Obituary: The Passing of the Physician Healer

Barry Boyd, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Barry Boyd, M.D.

It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of the physician healer. While there was no exact date provided, it was believed that his d...

White Coats and Green Eye Shades

Bob Tufts | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bob Tufts

Despite this extremely successful course of treatment, some medical bureaucrats seem to think that I am an outlier -- a mere statistical oddity who was not economically worthy of receiving this level of care.

One Oath to Unite Us

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Sarah O'Leary

When the dedicated, expert hospital staff saves a life -- yet the survivor loses all of his assets down a fiscal rabbit hole because of wildly inflated medical bills -- how is the hospital honoring its vow?

Needed: A Hippocratic Oath for U.S. Foreign Policy

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 09.22.2013 | Home
Sarwar Kashmeri

Today the phrase American leadership stands for attempts by the United States to militarily convert societies and countries to conform to American beliefs and serve American interests.

Cheating or Protecting? Depends

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 09.06.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

Children, families, communities and schools are being harmed. High stakes testing and accountability-based reforms undermine our democracy and do not work.

A Landmark Week for Health Reform -- But Let's Remember Health Care's Larger Purpose

Dora Calott Wang, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

Medicine has always been grounded in humanitarian ideals, as reflected in codes of ethics. The humanitarian roots of American medicine are evident in our many hospitals named for saints.

Oklahoma Gives Right-to-Life Doctors the Right to Lie

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lennard Davis

Hippocrates is turning over in his grave.

'The Road from Ruin': First, Do No Harm: Managers Need a Hippocratic Oath

Angel Cabrera, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Angel Cabrera, Ph.D.

As true professionals, business leaders must accept their responsibility to create real, sustainable value.

Torture in Health Care

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joe Amon

Usually, when one thinks of torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, prisoners--not patients-- come to mind. The mistreatment of detainees i...

Sleepless Supernova: Propofol Lullabies In Neverland

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

That an anesthesiologist could be on tour with Michael administering propofol is both baffling and repugnant. The King of Pop was effectively anaesthetized every night, while our profession was asleep at the wheel.

Above & Below: The Health Care Debate Seen from Above

Gahl Eden Sasson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gahl Eden Sasson

According to astrology, which was developed as a tool to understand the cycles of the seasons, now is the best time in 250 years to transform the health care institutions.

Celebrity "Roadkill": A Black Box Warning for Physicians

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gary Cohan

How can a vulnerable physician resist the temptation to "bend the rules" for these "tabloid elites?"

The Hippocratic Oath And Health Care Reform

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond J. Learsy

This letter speaks eloquently to an issue critical to the administration and the conduct of our society.

Psycho: Bush's Willing Medical Torturers

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Simply releasing the documents about their embrace of torture has further soiled Bush and Cheney's legacy. But whether that is punishment enough is another matter.