Swearing to care: The resurgence in medical oaths.

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  • Author(s): Hurwitz, Brian; Richardson, Ruth
  • Source:
    BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition). 12/20/97&12/27/97, Vol. 315 Issue 7123, p1671. 4p. 1 Color Photograph.
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    • Abstract:
      Talks about the resurgence of professional interest in medical oaths and codes of conduct. Drafting of a Hippocratic Oath by the British Medical Association; Problems and controversies surrounding the textual authenticity and meaning of the original oath; Process of oathtaking; Strengthening of doctors' resolve to behave with integrity in extreme circumstances.