n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Doctor's dilemma : editor's comment

Volume 24, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL January 2006 Vol.24 No.1 CME Ethical issues have always been important in medicine. This, right back to the days when there was a distinction between a 'physician' and a barber-surgeon - the latter often having a better practical approach to dealing with illness and injury than the more highly paid 'leech'. However, to me an approach to ethics comes back to the most important section of the Hippocratic oath, 'above all, do no harm'. In the days of the barber-surgeon and the blood-letting physicians, this was more difficult to accomplish, simply because these practitioners lacked the level of ..

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