Ancient medical ethics - part 3
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 third part of the interview discusses other medical ethical texts in history except for the Oath, along with the subdivision of ethics in bioethics. It is true that the Oath is the text that students have in mind when discussing ancient medical ethics. Nevertheless, over time, efforts were made to modernize the text or to create a modern moral "contract" between practitioners of medicine and medicine. Furthermore, new needs appeared and bioethics became an almost separate subject to be taken into account in medical practice.