The Hippocratic Contract
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1993 Sep; 19(3): 154-156.
The Hippocratic Oath was a voluntary statement of the good intent of the medical practitioner. Increasingly the medical profession is being restricted by legislation and contract. It seemed appropriate therefore to formulate an updated version of the Hippocratic Oath in accordance with the spirit of the age.
Abortion; Autonomy; Brain; Brain Death; Clinical Ethics; Codes of Ethics; Competence; Confidentiality; Contracts; Consent; Consultation; Death; Decision Making; Disclosure; Ethics; Family Members; Informed Consent; Interprofessional Relations; Legislation; Medical Ethics; Organ Donation; Paternalism; Patient Care; Peer Review; Physician Patient Relationship; Physicians; Professional Competence; Referral and Consultation; Resource Allocation; Review;