The Hippocratic Oath is optional?
I always wondered hwo Kevorkian and the hospice death dealer types got around that.
"When we examined the contents of all oaths in current use, we discovered that although 100 percent and 86 percent respectively still pledge a commitment to patients and to teaching, only 43 percent vow to be accountable for their actions, only 14 percent include a prohibition against euthanasia, only 11 percent invoke a deity, only 8 percent foreswear abortion, and only 3 percent retain a proscription against sexual contact with patients."
This was one of the reasons why I left the medical profession many years ago - too many doctors seemed more interested in "fees" than in their patients or ethics.
Today my estimation of the profession is even more grim, as "cookbook" medicine seems to be the rule, rather than the exception. But we can thank the insurance industry and a lawsuit-happy culture for much of this attitude.