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ferrari79 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted November 17, 2008 at 12:18 PM via web

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Does the US system violate the Hipocratic oath?

This question related Michail Moore's film "Sicko".

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thirdgraderocks | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 23, 2008 at 4:42 AM (Answer #1)

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The death penalty is a violation to the oath, as is physician assisted suicide. Depending upon your opinion on abortion, you may also believe it violates the oath. I think that giving medication to individuals without being ABSOLUTELY sure that the benefits outweight the risk is a violation of this oath. For example, doctors should make sure that children have a complete psychological examination before prescribing drugs for ADD/ADHD.

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