Medical Ethics

Oath taken by Medical graduates in Pakistan:

At the time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession:
I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity;
I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due;
I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity;
The health of my patient will be my first consideration;
I will respect the secrets which are confided in me, even after the patient has died;
I will maintain by all the means in my power, the honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession;
My colleagues will be my sisters and brothers; and I will pay due respect and honour to them.
I will not permit considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient;
I will protect human life in all stages and under all circumstances, doing my utmost to rescue it from death, malady, pain and anxiety. To be, all the way, an instrument of Allah’s mercy, extending medical care to near and far, virtuous and sinner and friend and enemy.”
I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour.

 

Adapted from the 2nd General Assembly of the World Medical Association, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1948; and amended by the 22nd World Medical Assembly, Sydney, Australia, August 1968; and the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983; and the 46th World Medical Association General Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden, September 1994. and the Islamic Medical Association Oath for Muslim Doctors.]

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