I Swear to Fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, This Covenant;
I Will Apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures which are required, treating my patients as though myself
in health value. I will avoid under treatment, over treatment and harmfull treatment that is without health outcome merit.
I will, at the centre of my doctoring have a personal view and relationship with everyone patient, giving my
best practice equally.
I will offer the best prescription for best outcomes regardless of cost, for patient consideration. And offer second and third and all options for treatment where needed or appropriiate for patient / client /
I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me for me to disclose to others. Outside medical personel with a need to know basis. This is the basis of Doctor patient
Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. Above all, I must not act to bring about death upon my own judgement. Where the end of sufferring is requested and permitted I will follow the regulation
of a region [personal faith permitting] to proovide an end to sufferring with death. [Or I will refer the patient request / situation to able collegues]
I will not be ashamed to say "I Do Not know" nor will I fail to call in my colleagues
when the skills of another are needed for a patient's diagnosis, treatment, or recovery. I will accept that in many circumstances my service will be as part of a team. And by teaming expertice cooperativly, efficiency of expertice is increased and mistakes
decreased. This compatriate team work will be the ethos for all my collaborative future.
When a mistake has been made I will honestly do my best to correct the error and minimise any harm or damage. I will not allow a patient to suffer
by covering up my own or a collegues error or cover up a faulty system in place. I will ensure that my professional conduct is covered by insurance for full remuneration and compensation.
Where systems or actions are detected that are
faulty / dangerous / hamful or lethal I will take actions to correct those faults. I will not accept criticism or prejudice by my good actions. Neither shall the governing body of my profession.
I will remember that there is art to health
& medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug. And remember that mental health states is subject to a spectrum of psychologies of stresses, in that only sensitive observation
can aid diagnosis or avoidance strategies and that good practice for any patient requires this dilligence.
I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is
mine with those who are to follow, in accordance with best evolving practice set in agreed and respected best practice regulation.
I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being.
I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure. I will advise all patients of preventative measures of nutricianal choices and an excercise life style and to avoid or minimise unhealthy choices and habits -
In an holistic view of lifes long health - to avoid unnessesary chronic dependencies upon medicines.
I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and
body and otherwise as well as the infirm.
If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy my life and art, respected while I live and am remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my
calling and never to disshonour my trade or the governing body. May I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.