001. First, do no harm

A discussion concerning the basis of care

In our inaugural bioethics discussion, we talked through the priorities of physicians and healthcare providers over the millennia, venturing into gray areas concerning the rights and responsibilities of those capable of helping and coining for ourselves an updated Hippocratic oath, “Check yourself, before you wreck others.”

Essays of possible interest

  1. The Hippocratic oath
  2. The nocebo effect of informed consent
  3. The doctor–patient relationship in different cultures