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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 http://www.library.dal.ca/kellogg/Bioethics/codes/codes.htm

A similar resource, compiled by Robert Freitas, Jr., with many useful links, can be found at http://www.foresight.org/nanomedicine/Ethics.html

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 http://ethics.iit.edu/codes/health.html

Charles Yanofsky, MD, has an interesting catalogue of physicians’ oaths, with commentary, at http://www.pneuro.com/publications/oaths/

Eric Matthews addresses the question of who needs codes of ethics at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/philosophy/endsandmeans/vol4no1/matthews.shtml



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