The Scientist's Oath

Variations on a Hippocratic Oath for scientists.


Folksonomies: ethics oath

Memes

24 JAN 2014

 Hippocratic Oath

I swear by Apollo the physician, by Asclepius, by Heahh, by Panacea and by all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture. To hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture; to impart...
Folksonomies: virtue medicine oath
Folksonomies: virtue medicine oath
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The original.

02 JUN 2011

 Physician's Oath

Physician's Oath At the time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession: I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity; I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due; I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity; the health of my patient will be my first consideration; I will maintain by all the means in my power, the honor and the noble traditions of the medical profession; my colleagues will be my brothers; ...
Folksonomies: ethics conduct code
Folksonomies: ethics conduct code
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Focus on service, respect for teachers, conscientious practice, being nonjudgmental, and respect for human life.

02 JUN 2011

 Nurse's Pledge

With full knowledge of the responsibilities I am undertaking, I pledge to care for my patients with all of the knowledge, skills, and understanding that I possess, without regard to race, color, creed, politics, or social status. I will spare no effort to conserve meaningful life, to alleviate suffering, and to promote health. I will refrain from any action, which might be harmful to the quality of life or health of those I care for. I will respect, at all times, the dignity and religious be...
Folksonomies: ethics oath conduct code
Folksonomies: ethics oath conduct code
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Focuses on treating patients equally, respecting dignity, keeping knowledge current, and refraining from doing harm.

02 JUN 2011

 Royal Society's Code of Ethics

The proposed code Rigour, honesty and integrity · act with skill and care in all scientific work. Maintain up-to-date skills and assist their development in others ·· take steps to prevent corrupt practices and professional misconduct. Declare conflicts of interest · be alert to the ways in which research derives from and affects the work of other people, and respect the rights and reputations of others. Respect for life, the law and the public good · ensure that your work is lawf...
Folksonomies: ethics codes conduct
Folksonomies: ethics codes conduct
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Focuses on the effects of research, enlightening the public, and keeping skills up to date.

02 JUN 2011

 Stephen and Lucy Hawking's Scientist's Oath

I swear to use my scientific knowledge for the good of Humanity. I promise never to harm any person in search of enlightenment. I shall be courageous and careful in my quest for greater knowledge about the mysteries that surround us. I shall not use scientific knowledge for my own personal gain or give it to those who seek to destroy the wonderful planet on which we live. If I break my oath, may the beauty and wonder of the Universe forever remain hidden from me.
Folksonomies: ethics scientist oath oath
Folksonomies: ethics scientist oath oath
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Focuses on greater good, doing no harm, enlightenment, and environmentalism.

02 JUN 2011

 Institute for Social Invention's Scientist's Oath

I vow to practice my profession with conscience and dignity; I will strive to apply my skills only with the utmost respect for the well-being of humanity, the earth, and all its species; I will not permit considerations of nationality, politics, prejudice, or material advancement to intervene between my work and this duty to present and future generations. I make this Oath solemnly, freely, and upon my honor.
Folksonomies: ethics scientist oath oath
Folksonomies: ethics scientist oath oath
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Focuses on dignity, respect, conservation, and clear, neutral judgement.

02 JUN 2011

 Dr. Gene Weltfish's Scientist's Oath

I pledge that I will use my knowledge for the good of humanity and against the destructive forces of the world and the ruthless intent of men; and that I will work together with my fellow scientists of whatever nation, creed or color, for these, our common ends.
Folksonomies: ethics scientist oath oath
Folksonomies: ethics scientist oath oath
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Focuses on using knowledge to the good of humanity and disregarding the ethnicity of peers.

02 JUN 2011

 Allegra Goodman's Hippocratic Oath for Scientists

I promise never to allow financial gain, competitiveness or ambition cloud my judgment in the conduct of ethical research and scholarship. I will pursue knowledge and create knowledge for the greater good, but never to the detriment of colleagues, supervisors, research subjects or the international community of scholars of which I am now a member.
Folksonomies: ethics scientist oath oath
Folksonomies: ethics scientist oath oath
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Focuses on clear judgement and working toward the greater good.

06 MAR 2011

 The Prime Directive

As the right of each sentient species to live in accordance with its normal cultural evolution is considered sacred, no Starfleet personnel may interfere with the normal and healthy development of alien life and culture. Such interference includes introducing superior knowledge, strength, or technology to a world whose society is incapable of handling such advantages wisely. Starfleet personnel may not violate this Prime Directive, even to save their lives and/or their ship, unless they are a...
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Most eloquent definition of the Prime Directive I've found yet.



References

24 JAN 2014

 The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine

Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Miles, Steven H. (2005-06-02), The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine, Oxford University Press, Retrieved on 2014-01-24
  • Source Material [books.google.com]
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    02 JUN 2011

     Declaration of Geneva

    Proceedings of Meetings and Symposia>Conference Session:   World Medical Association, (1948), Declaration of Geneva, World Medical Association, Retrieved on 2011-06-02
  • Source Material [www.cirp.org]
  • Folksonomies: ethics codes conduct
    Folksonomies: ethics codes conduct
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    02 JUN 2011

     Nurse's Pledge

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Unknown, (Unknown), Nurse's Pledge, Retrieved on 2011-06-02
  • Source Material [www.nightingaleexpressed.com]
  • Folksonomies: ethics conduct code pledge
    Folksonomies: ethics conduct code pledge
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    02 JUN 2011

     Ethics code seeks to regulate science

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  MacLeod, Donald (5 January 2006), Ethics code seeks to regulate science, guardian.co.uk, Retrieved on 2011-06-02
  • Source Material [www.guardian.co.uk]
  • Folksonomies: ethics codes conduct
    Folksonomies: ethics codes conduct
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    02 JUN 2011

     George's Secret Key to the Universe

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Hawking , Stephen and Hawking , Lucy (2009-05-19), George's Secret Key to the Universe, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Retrieved on 2011-06-02
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    02 JUN 2011

     The Hippocratic Oath for Scientists, Engineers and Execut...

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Institute for Social Invention, (11/25/2008), The Hippocratic Oath for Scientists, Engineers and Executives, The Institute for Social Invention, Retrieved on 2011-06-02
  • Source Material [www.sbs.utexas.edu]
  • Folksonomies: ethics scientist oath oath
    Folksonomies: ethics scientist oath oath
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    02 JUN 2011

     Science: Scientists' Oath

    Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Weltfish, Gene (Sep. 24, 1945), Science: Scientists' Oath, Time, Retrieved on 2011-06-02
  • Source Material [www.time.com]
  • Folksonomies: ethics scientist oath oath
    Folksonomies: ethics scientist oath oath
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    02 JUN 2011

     Intuition

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Goodman , Allegra (2007-03-13), Intuition, Dial Press Trade Paperback, Retrieved on 2011-06-02
    Folksonomies: science ethics
    Folksonomies: science ethics
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    06 MAR 2011

     Lonely Minds in the Universe: The Search for Extraterrest...

    Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Genta , Giancarlo (2007-06-15), Lonely Minds in the Universe: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Springer, Retrieved on 2011-03-06
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