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Doctor insights on: Hippocratic Oath

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Is physician-assisted suicide ethical?

Is physician-assisted suicide ethical?

It is not legal: People with terminal illnesses need not suffer pain/ indignity. Discussing one's views re: faith, life, death, and medical care with one's doctor is very important as is having an advanced health care directive and polst made. Hospice can make the experience before natural death more humane. One need not resort in suicide; which is not legal, moral, biblical, and many think, not ethical. ...Read more

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Who wrote the most modern version of the hippocratic oath?

WMA, 1948: In a 1989 survey of 126 us medical schools, only three reported usage of the original oath, while thirty-three used the declaration of geneva, sixty-seven used a modified hippocratic oath, four used the prayer of maimonides, one used a covenant, eight used another oath, one used an unknown oath, and two did not use any kind of oath. Seven medical schools did not reply to the survey. ...Read more

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Is doctor assisted suicide ethical? It's legal in vermont.

Is doctor assisted suicide ethical? It's legal in vermont.

What matters to u?: This is a question that will likely initiate many answers, but know that there is no "right" answer. What is ethical to some may be unethical to others. What is legal is some states may not be in others. There is no black and white in this subject, only gray. It is important to identify your values and make sure your decisions are dictated by them. ...Read more

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Bonjour, Quels procédés naturels permettent de soigner une toux sèche ?

Bonjour,

Quels procédés naturels permettent de soigner une toux sèche ?

Dry cough: Warm tea with lemon and honey. Salt water gargling. cool mist vaporizer in the room/humidifier/ or simply a pan of water which will evaporate into the air for humidity. If it persists, please see a physician to make sure it isn't something more serious. If smoking, please consider quitting. ...Read more

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Is surrogacy legal and ethical everywhere?

I think so: Using a surrogate is fine anywhere in the U.S., i think. You should definitely use a lawyer and have a legal binding contract before you use a surrogate. ...Read more

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Do biohair capsules by vindeca life sciences work?

Biohair: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What is HUMAN SOUL in MEDICAL Perception?Does MEDICINE/Science recognize existence of human soul.

Not clear: There is no clear scientific consensus about this, but many doctors and scientists DO, in fact, believe in a soul and in religion. ...Read more

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What's the school's responsibility in cyberbullying?

What's the school's responsibility in  cyberbullying?

Should be notified.: School officials should be notified about any presumed or confirmed instance of cyber bullying so they can take the necessary steps, both in finding the culprit and in counseling the bullied individual. ...Read more

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Had manipulation under dc, now billing nightmare. Insurance is denying claim why?

Had manipulation under dc, now billing nightmare. Insurance is denying claim why?

Not uncommon: Insurance companies often are difficult to work with, but your current policy may not cover chiropractic, as many policies do not. First read your policy and ask for advice if some of the language is unclear. Also talk to your chiropractor, and get that office involved. Might want to also talk to the insurance doctor or nurse. ...Read more

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Does our society recognize melancholia?

Does our society recognize melancholia?

Depends who is asked: Most people recognize melancholia (depression) is an illness and is treatable. Some however still think of it as a weakness that should be overcome by sheer will power. ...Read more

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Why do some college educated, extremely intelligent students commit suicide?

Not related: Depression & suicide have nothing to do with education & intelligence. Many uneducated people commit suicide. Many highly educated people commit suicide. It is usually problems in one's personal and/or occupational life that causes stress & people often have difficulties coping, resolving, or mitigating this stress leading to depression. Suicide is just the most extreme adverse reaction to it. ...Read more

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Is professional essay writing service illegal or not?

Wrong Forum: I am sorry but this is a forum for answering health questions not legal questions. ...Read more

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Workmen's compensation doctors in north carolina?

Workmen's compensation doctors in north carolina?

Workers compensation: This is a challenge as many states under obamacare have redone their wc programs to make it impossible to get appropriate treatmnet. More and more md's are not accepting wc patients. Check with the wc board if they have a list of doctors. ...Read more

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Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Are the best medical schools in the states? Are medical schools in india, china, japan, england/uk, iraq, israel, etc., reputable? Would you attend?

Best is relative.: Good medical schools and great doctors in every country. Generalizing possible, but misleading. Most medical education takes place during internship / residency. Best education is one that prepares you for practice in the society and culture you live in. Japanese schools are great for japanese physicians and likewise for the other countries. ...Read more

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Is holistic medicine actually? Legitimate?

Is holistic medicine actually? Legitimate?

Yes, it is: Holistic medicine is a legitimate field. Its body of expertise includes whole-person health, nutrition, mind-body interventions, tcm/acupuncture, herbs, energy medicine, homeopathy, manual medicine, spirituality, and more. Physicians who practice holistic medicine come from from many specialties. There is an american board of holistic integrative medicine: see http://www.Abihm.Org/ for info. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors recognize and treat victims of post-ssri sexual dysfunction? Contrary to drug company propaganda, victims are a silenced majority.

Why don't doctors recognize and treat victims of post-ssri sexual dysfunction? Contrary to drug company propaganda, victims are a silenced majority.

Yelling at Doctors: I do not believe this is an appropriate forum for your accusations. The physicians here are here volunteering their time for free; we do not and cannot speak to the specific practice of a physician we do not know. And your accusation is not true of all physicians, including this one. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the virginia laws about mental health facilities?

Does anyone know the virginia laws about mental health facilities?

VA state psych laws: States have some provision various types of involuntary civil commitment. A short term one: like the ca "5150 hold" to a mh facility ; it requires danger to 1) self, 2)others 3) or gravely disabled or substantially unable to care for self. In va usually this is argued by family, mental health practitioner or law enforcement and heard by admin law magistrate. 5250 type holds in va go 14 days. ...Read more

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Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

Do social workers follow the patient confidentiality code?

All health care DO: All providers, including social workers are required to respect patient confidentiality, just like dentists, physicians, nurses, and pas. In the case of suspected child abuse for example, it is normall legally required for the provider to alert the authorities (child protection services). There are other situations that would require alerting authorities such as elder abuse and death threats. ...Read more