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Marian University COM – Lecture: The Hippocratic Oath: Still Ethically Valid?

April 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Dr. Jason Eberljason-t.-eberl-ph.d-Web, Semler Endowed Chair for Medical Ethics in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Marian University

Dr. Eberl will be lecturing on the ethics portrayed in the Hippocratic Oath, along with talking about the role it plays in medicine today. He will also discuss other current perspectives of medical ethics in healthcare.


POST-EVENT SUMMARY: Over a pizza lunch, Dr. Eberl discussed the differences between an oath, promise, vow, pledge, and what taking an oath is supposed to mean for the person saying it. Then he read the original Hippocratic Oath, and we discussed portions of the oath that could be controversial today. We then looked at a modified AMA version of the Hippocratic Oath, followed by discussion. Lastly, we look at the Osteopathic Oath and discussed that as well. Fifteen people attended, and the audience was split almost 50-50 students and faculty. It was rewarding to see this much interest in the topic.

Additional comment: […] Medicine (MUCOM) focused philosophically on a doctor’s vocation. In Dr. Jason Eberl’s lecture, “The Hippocratic Oath: Still Ethically Valid?” attendees learned about the implications of taking an oath, and then applied those implications to […]


April 21, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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EC 104/105 Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, 46222 United States
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