THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH & ADHERENCE TO IT BY CONCERNED :
Many of us witnessing the goings on in the Medical Practise in out country , THE MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA should step in and make this OATH meaningful.
The practice of Individual oath taking is gone afes back . Even my friend who took the degree don't remember about having taken the OATH . The practice is to take the oath after one official reads through the 15 items in the OATH.
Studennt memorize many passages to get marks in the exams . Ini i a God fearing country where devotion to deities God are followed meticulously . There also we have larnt (atleast motivated by parents ) the prayers by heart . This should be known byheart to every medical Practione
A 5 mark question should be mandatorily included in the first year & final year of the M.B.B.S course .So that the meaning will be etched deeply at least in a percentage of MBBS degree taking Doctors . Thi may also have a positive effect on the "BLACK SHEEP" .
THIS MAY BE TAKEN AS AN APPEAL TO ALL THE QUALIFIED DOCTORS IN ALL THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES AND PARLIAMENTS IN INDIA . more
In youranswer to Vadakkupattu Ramanathan sir I like to oppose your your idea of role model following only on Parents . My experience of working with School Children will opose your idea of "Role Model dependance" only on Parents .
At different stages of their development , Children have role models . Of course you are right Anthony that play a strong role in this . It is still the chidren reach Adolescence Thats the transient stage when they form their own ideas . Then the role models normally shifts to Teacher (if there are any worthwhile ) , then sportspersons if iterested in spots like wise in evey field .
There should be support from the parents towards this with some reviews and srutinies by parents. But right till after 5years of their Marriage there should be some sort of observation without interfearing . more
Doctors are NOT supposed to take fees from fellow doctors or their families. Even a few weeks ago, when I went to see another doctor, I was charged Rs 500!
Ultimately, when I see unethical behaviour in every spehere of life, I feel the major blame has to be laid at the door of competitive living (keeping up with the joneses) that our educational system has inculcated. Unfortunately, this unethicality seems to have seeped into our religious lives (of whatever background) also.
We used to be taught moral science and hygiene as two separate subjects when I was in the Preparatory (1st to 5th standards) school. Now all that is gone.
If we are to change anything, we need to catch the citizens at the level of the primary school. No other option. more
first . Those who know the value are young as you & are . It will be dfficult
to inlfuence the ruling class as their mind will be set in other expenses . more