2009 Revision

Hippocratic Oath | 2009

In the presence of the Almighty, I promise to keep this Oath to the best of my ability and judgment.

Those who have taught me the art of medicine I will respect, and will seek to faithfully impart my knowledge to those who also accept this covenant, and to whom I am a mentor.

I will always seek the healing and comfort of those who are sick according to my ability and medical judgment, protecting them from harm and injustice.

I will not help a patient commit suicide; neither will I help a woman obtain an abortion.

In purity and holiness, I will guard my professional moral integrity.

When indicated, I will seek the counsel of those with appropriate special skills for the benefit of my patient.

I will always act for the benefit of the sick, treating them with respect and dignity, and avoiding all sexual involvement with my patients.

Whatever I may see or hear about my patients, I will hold in strict confidence.

May I be found faithful to these promises and so enjoy life and the practice of the art of medicine at all times