A physician's commentary on current issues in medicine, clinical research, health and wellness.
There are numerous ways a ketogenic diet can support health, nutrition and the lifestyle of anyone following it. Omnivore Entomophagy Pescetarian Plant-based. I also trim most of the fat off my meat and seldom eat bacon. Full disclosure If you compare the popularity of keto and Atkins diet, a keto diet is way more popular and steadily rising. The day intervention phase followed, in which subjects ate their assigned diets at each of the aforementioned sodium levels high, intermediate and low in random order, in a crossover design. The hepatitis A virus also typically causes jaundice. Other scholars point out that the physician of those times was often approached as a political assassin, and was asked for poisons.
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It speaks to the fundamental importance of patient confidentiality, most recently codified in the HIPAA regulations and patient bills of rights. While the exchange of information, stories, vignettes, and medical knowledge is crucial to the betterment of medical practice, avoiding the disclosure of identifiable details has never changed.
If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.
We are all human and imperfect, and forgiveness and redemption are as important for physicians as for anyone else. At least one half of us break our marriage vows. Here is the opposite statement as I see it: From The Hippocratic Oath: Text, Translation, and Interpretation, by Ludwig Edelstein. Johns Hopkins Press, ].
Even though the Hippocratic Oath contains multiple anachronistic pledges, ranging from extinct gods to outlawed slavery, many of its underlying ideals have persisted in importance today. It is neither comprehensive nor sufficient as an oath for modern physicians, and some would question the very utility of taking vows at all.
At weddings and white coat ceremonies I am able to renew my marital and professional vows, and it offers a chance for refocusing, recommitting, and reflecting on what I want to make of my life and work. I realize that this post is getting way too long, especially in the era of Twitter and texting. Perhaps the Hippocratic Oath and its offshoots are too lengthy to be relevant outside of ceremonial proceedings.
With Twitter representing the most recent evolution in our means of communication, it makes me wonder if an oath could be crafted in characters or less for the modern era.
The Hippocratic Tweet might be a public affirmation of purpose and intent, suitable even for Generation Y aka the millenials , with the forced cogency and terseness of haiku. This would be my distilled version:. I pledge service to humanity, conscience, and dignity; I will endeavor to heal, protect, learn, resist cynicism, and inspire with this art. What would be your oath to family, to life, to your career, or to your world if you only had characters? I have in vain waited for someone to poke at me with some comment about taking the Hippocratic Oath, with some chastisement or coercion in mind.
Which reminds me of a quote I heard about Bishop Sheen. Someone observed him getting out of a chauffeured limousine for his weekly TV show and expressed surprise about his largesse. I never took a vow of poverty. I pledge to help those in need of my art, striving to excel, do good, and act justly, respecting the dignity, worth and privacy of each one.