THE CYNIC’S SINGAPORE PHYSICIAN’S PLEDGE

What we swore by publicly once when we first started out –

 

SMC Physician’s Pledge

 

I solemnly pledge to:

dedicate my life to the service of humanity; give due respect and gratitude to my teachers;

 practise my profession with conscience and dignity;

 make the health of my patient my first consideration;  

respect the secrets which are confided in me;  

uphold the honour and noble traditions of the medical profession;  

respect my colleagues as my professional brothers and sisters;

 not allow the considerations of race, religion, nationality or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient;  

maintain due respect for human life;  

use my medical knowledge in accordance with the laws of humanity;  

comply with the provisions of the Ethical Code; and constantly strive to add to my knowledge and skill.

 I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour

 

 

What I remind myself everyday :-

 

THE CYNIC SINGAPORE PHYSICIAN’S PLEDGE

 

I solemnly pledge to:

dedicate my life to the service of  the clinic rent/loan;

 give due respect and gratitude to my teachers (who did not cover for me and left me out to hang high and dry when I accidentally screwed up);  

practise my profession with what’s left of my conscience and dignity ;  

make the defensive medicine consent-taking of my patient my first consideration;  

respect the secrets which are confided in me which are NOT on the EMRX;  

beware of the  pernicious and internecine traditions of the medical profession

 such as  back-stabbing colleagues  who are professional rivals;

 not allow the considerations of race, religion, nationality or social standing to intervene between my duty and my non-managed care patient only;  

maintain due respect for  lawyers and lawyers’ fees;  

use my medical knowledge in accordance with the  unfathomably wise judgments of SMC;

comply with the provisions of the Ethical Code (out of fear rather than reason);

and constantly strive to add to my knowledge and skill (while sleeping at lunchtime CME talks).  

I make these promises solemnly, unfreely and upon my  defunct copy of the Guideline of Fees

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