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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Does inclusion include the living?

For the last several years, students have been taught inclusion is one of the highest values to hold.

Medical schools are reaping these seeds sown, and this fall the results have been on display at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Incoming students wrote and took an updated version of the Hippocratic Oath.

Students pledged support for colleagues, patients, emotional health, their legacies, research, empathy, privacy, diversity, inclusion, intersectionality attributes, etc.

One item was dedicated to “social determinants of health.” That's where they poke their nose into things that are not directly health-related, and by which the practice of medicine can be used to push an unrelated social agenda.

You can't have it both ways. You can't be both for privacy, and for uncovering private non-health-related matters at the same time.

Missing from the students' version was a commitment not to commit the kinds of evils directly possible in the practice of medicine that the original Hippocratic Oath was written to prevent, specifically the protection of human life.

Having abandoned the Word of God, too much of the practice of medicine in Europe has taken to ending life and deceiving people into thinking this evil is good.

Do first-year medical students realize this evil is possible and they should avoid it?

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