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Surely this breaches the Hippocratic oath?

Old Apr 8th 2013, 9:35 am
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Default Re: Surely this breaches the Hippocratic oath?

Originally Posted by redShark View Post
I think you are mixing up the issues. What has the Hippocratic oath to do with people wanting to receive treatment in different countries. People don't go to the west for medical treatments simply because the western doctors have done a better oath than the local doctors! It is simply because they are better trained and have better facilities. For the same reasons people also go to china to seek alternative medicine and acupuncture treatments even though those treatments are widely available in the west. And, Speaking of China (which you seem to be very friendly of ) I wonder why you don't talk about the Hippocratic oath and the human ethics over there!!!!
Perhaps you need some reminder (as if) of the practices by the Chines doctors who carry out organ transplant operations (by the order of the courts) on prisoners who are awaiting execution!!
Western trained doctors would be better not just because of better schools and medical facilities but also because the standard of ethics is arguably higher.

And what does China have to do with this? I never mentioned it at all, why are you bringing it up? This is about Western Medical ethics vs Middle Eastern medical ethics. Is it to deflect attention from the subject or perhaps a veiled personal jab? People might use traditional Chinese medicine (which sometimes works and sometimes doesn't) but most don't actually go to China for treatment.

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Old Apr 8th 2013, 9:40 am
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Default Re: Surely this breaches the Hippocratic oath?

Originally Posted by redShark View Post
Actually I forgot to highlight in my original post that the order in that Oath was deliberately made in that format because it is extremely important for the KSA doctors to understand what their role is. The Oath is telling them that, what matters first and foremost is God's rulings, represented by the Quran, then the religious rulings, and then after comes the other human values. That means they don't give a monkeys to what Geneva or other rules have to say if they contradict their God's ruling. They look upon Geneva rulings and the likes as vulnerable entities prone to manipulations by the rich and powerful. You may vastly disagree with them but nothing could ever nudge them from that stand unless, of course, some one nuke them out of existence (as has been hinted here before)
...and this is precisely why few people trust doctors from this region unfortunately.

Clearly you have a firm belief in place and trust your system entirely. Good for you. Don't use western doctors - the take oaths based on 'the manipulations by the rich and powerful'.

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Old Apr 9th 2013, 8:54 am
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Default Re: Surely this breaches the Hippocratic oath?

Originally Posted by redShark View Post
Actually I forgot to highlight in my original post that the order in that Oath was deliberately made in that format because it is extremely important for the KSA doctors to understand what their role is. The Oath is telling them that, what matters first and foremost is God's rulings, represented by the Quran, then the religious rulings, and then after comes the other human values. That means they don't give a monkeys to what Geneva or other rules have to say if they contradict their God's ruling. They look upon Geneva rulings and the likes as vulnerable entities prone to manipulations by the rich and powerful. You may vastly disagree with them but nothing could ever nudge them from that stand unless, of course, some one nuke them out of existence (as has been hinted here before)
Now what does that remind me of...?
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