Ancient medical ethics - part 2
HISTORICAL PERIOD: Hippocratic medicineTHEMATIC(S) AREA(S) Medical ethicsCountry: GreeceLanguage: GreekUNIT OF THE EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL:
Hippocratic medicine - The Relation of Philosophy and Medicine in Antiquity
Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Dr. Chrysanthi Sardeli is being interviewed by the student Apostolos Verikios, both from the School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. This second part of the interview focuses on the modern legal provisions based on the Hippocratic Oath. Whether the Oath had any obligatory sense or was a moral obligation for medical practitioners of antiquity is a subject treated in class. Furthermore, the diachrony of the Oath is well depicted through comparison with modern situation.