Glossary Term

Hippocratic Oath

A traditional oath of physicians, who pledge to practice medicine according to the ideals and moral principles put forth by Hippocrates: to treat the ill to the best of one’s ability, to preserve a patient’s privacy, to teach the secrets of medicine to the next generation. Ethics, Justice, Statement of Principles and Objectives of Equitable Organ Allocation, Utility. (OPTN Glossary May 2021)