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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 773-775

Hippocratic oath: Losing relevance in today's world?


Department of Psychiatry, Vijayawada Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vishal Indla
Vijayawada Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Vijayawada - 520 002, Andhra Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/psychiatry.IndianJPsychiatry_140_19

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Hippocrates oath has been considered the gold standard of ethics in medicine since long. But, the oath was formulated long before the advancements in bioethics. In this article, we try to analyse the important aspects of the oath and examine whether it holds up in the current era of medical malpractice and consumer laws or has lost its relevance.



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