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Module 1: Codes of Conduct

Upon completion of this module, the resident should be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the principal ethical precepts of
    • The Hippocratic Oath
    • The Code of Maimonides
    • The Declaration of Geneva
    • The American Medical Association's Principles of Medical Ethics
    • The Patient-Physician Covenant
  2. Describe the arguments for and against oath-taking in medicine
  3. Analyze and critically evaluate the ethical precepts in various "statements" of professional morality in medicine
  4. Describe different approaches to defining a profession
  5. Identify forces contributing to the contemporary "crisis" in professionalism

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Additional Resources

The Kellogg Library at Dalhousie University maintains a fairly comprehensive on-line catalog of codes, oaths, guidelines and position statements at

A similar resource, compiled by Robert Freitas, Jr., with many useful links, can be found at

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at the Illinois Institute of Technology also has a comprehensive website on codes of ethics from multiple professions at

Charles Yanofsky, MD, has an interesting catalogue of physicians’ oaths, with commentary, at

Eric Matthews addresses the question of who needs codes of ethics at

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