Hippocratic religious and secular ethics the points of conflict robert m veatch 1 theoretical medicine and bioethics volume 33 pages 33 43 2012cite this article 536 accesses 5 citations 0 altmetric metrics details abstract the origins of professional ethical codes and oaths are explored their legitimacy and usefulness within the profession are questioned and an alternative . Hippocratic religious and secular medical ethics the point of conflict robert m veatch 2008 university of edinburgh the hippocratic oath is often assumed to be a timeless if platitudinous summary of the moral duties of members of the healing professions in fact it is a controversial code of ethics apparently developed for an ancient greek cult having many of the characteristics of . Hippocratic religious and secular ethics the points of conflict article pdf available in theoretical medicine and bioethics 33133 43 february 2012 with 287 reads how we measure reads. If hippocratic and other professionally generated codes of medical ethics fail to provide an adequate moral foundation for physicians who are not pythagoreans that is for physicians who are simultaneously members of some non hippocratic religious or secular community with a worldview expressing a moral perspective then the two obvious alternatives for professionals to get their ethics . The origins of professional ethical codes and oaths are explored their legitimacy and usefulness within the profession are questioned and an alternative ethical source is suggested this source relies on a commonly shared naturally knowable set of principles known as common morality
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