Where should physicians get their ethics? Professional codes such
as the Hippocratic Oath claim moral authority for those in a
particular field, yet according to medical ethicist Robert Veatch,
these codes have little or nothing to do with how members of a
guild should understand morality or make ethical decisions. While
the Hippocratic Oath continues to be cited by a wide array of
professional associations, scholars, and medical students, Veatch... more...