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Hippocratic Oaths

After reviewing both classical and modern versions of the Hippocratic Oath, write a summary that describes the ethical principles that remain in the modern oath and the principles that existed in the classical version and are no longer part of the modern oath. Briefly present possible causes for the elimination of certain ancient principles over time.

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The ethical principles that remain in the modern oath are that both classical and modern principles emphasize the safe and nonabusive practice of medicine. Both classical and modern Hippocratic oath honor the Profession of Medicine and help sustain it in the service to humanity. The sacred principles of the Hippocratic oath are to treat the sick to the best of one's ability, preserve patient privacy, teach the secrets of medicine to the next generation and so on. The ancient principles of the Hippocratic oath are held sacred by doctors and ...

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The Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest documents in history. Its principles are held sacred by doctors and healthcare professional. The principles in the Hippocratic Oath are to treat the sick with the best of one's ability, preserve patient privacy, and teach the secrets of medicine to the next generation.

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