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  • Writer's pictureKatarina Lindley

A Cry For Help

April 25, 2022

As a profession at large, have physicians abandoned their patients?! And if we have, what has happened to that young man or woman that stood there on the graduation day from the medical school?

I still remember those words ”Primum Non Nocere”, but even I realized that some of those promises needEd to be updated, so I wrote a New Hippocratic Oath that I called the Oath of Medicus, healer. I will share it again because it’s important for a case that I am presenting to you, my reader.

These last 3 article of the Oath of a Medicus are particularly important:

11. I promise never to discriminate against those for whom I care, including on the basis of age, race, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion or belief, political affiliation, sexual orientation or social standing

12. I promise that I will neither treat anyone nor carry out any research on any human being without the valid informed consent of the subject or the appropriate lawful protector thereof

13. I promise that I will never use my expertise or medical knowledge to violate human rights or civil liberties, even under threat to myself.

Now, please read this personal post from UK…

This is a post of an individual in need of medical care. This is his or hers cry for help.

Here in USA, we have had many articles written about medical facilities refusing treatment, even surgeries in patients who were not vaccinated. How is that allowed? How do these physicians look themselves in the mirror? This is pure and unadulterated abandonment. It is unethical and immoral. It is pure evil.

United States of America….

How have we gotten here? How have we allowed ourselves to stray so far away from our ethical values, our oath to heal and do no harm? Where do we go from here?!

My answer is simple. Let’s remember that day. That sunny day in May when I walked across the graduation stage. I was 31, bright eyed, and bushy tailed even at that age. I knew who I was. I knew my mission. I knew my calling. And I still remember saying “Primum Non Nocere” (first do no harm).

I am calling on my colleagues to look into their hearts, remember who they are and reclaim their profession, their calling. One physicIan at a time, and soon together we will be an army of ethical healers again.

Dr. Kat

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