Doctors must maintain trust by first doing no harm

13 Jul 2015

BLM solicitor Claire Raftery discusses how the use of the Hippocratic Oath is still relevant for today's medical professionals. Claire's article appears in today's edition of The Scotsman.

"While the vast majority of doctors and other medical professionals will stick to that principle sadly there will always be a small number of physicians who harm their patients, whether through ill treatment or wilful neglect. The same is true for carers, the use of hidden cameras has revealed the horrifying mistreatment of older people in a small number of cases."

To read Claire's full article as published today [13 July], please click here.

 

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