Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: a | Slide: 17
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Ethics and Professionalism
Lecture:Ethics and professionalism
Slide content:Hippocratic Oath Historical foundation of medical ethics States a moral obligation to maximize benefits of treatment and minimize harms of treatment Much of the original oath is not relevant today Modernized versions of the oath are used at some, but not all, medical schools 17
Slide notes:The Hippocratic [hip- po - crat -ick] oath is one of the historical foundations of medical ethics. Generally interpreted, it states that doctors have a moral obligation to maximize the benefits and minimize the harms of treatment. Those core values are still held today, as discussed in this lecture. However, other provisions in the oath reflect the beliefs of ancient Greek culture and are no longer relevant. Some, but not all, medical schools have new doctors take a modernized version of the oath. 17