Leadership | 11.11.20
A New Hippocratic Oath Asks Doctors to Fight Racial Injustice and Misinformation
National Public Radio (11/04/20) Boden, Sarah
First-year medical students at the University of Pittsburgh recently wrote a new version of the Hippocratic oath that explicitly recognizes the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice. The new oath asks physicians to eliminate their personal biases, combat disinformation to improve health literacy, and to be an ally to minorities and other underserved groups in society. It also calls on doctors to learn about the social determinants of health "to use my voice as a physician to advocate for a more equitable healthcare system from the local to the global level."
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