Today the doctor

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 If you add up all of the requirements 
 requirements to the doctor, the position 
 it can be assessed as difficult 
 among the existing professions. 
 A. D. Ochkin

The doctor should be informed medicine. It is an axiom.
As for relations with patients, the desired could be summarized as: the patient should be treated cordially, a doctor respectfully.
All this seems to be not very original, and the main thing - it has long been known. So is it worth to go back to what looks so elemental? I think that is, and here's why.
Medical ethics traces back to Hippocrates. Prominent physicians of different times and peoples have left us unfading examples of service its debt.
But even the best ideas threaten two dangers: vulgarization and canonization. So, the ethical norms of the doctor of the middle ages differ from the requirements of the doctor of the twentieth century.
Before anatomists Renaissance stood serious moral and religious problems when for examination of organs and diseases they had to open the corpses. Held in 1968 in Australia 22nd world medical Assembly discussed ethical and legal aspects of heart transplant. The latter would sound fantastic, even a hundred years ago, the debate about the justification autopsy unthinkable in our time.
The Hippocratic oath forbids doctors to perform abortions, modern laws of many countries allow them.
Although in 1949 in Geneva approved the "international code of medical deontology", performance of the duty in the Soviet and private practice physician in foreign countries.
Notable in this regard, the results of a survey conducted by the American Association of medical students, reported in his book "Dr. Martin L. gross. To the question: "What was the main reason for your choice of medicine as a profession?" 56 percent of 694 interviewed future doctors said, "money" or "regulations".
French magazine published an article title that quote verbatim: "How much work must be done by the doctor to ensure a net income of 6,000 francs monthly. As we see, the purpose of is money.
Survey 350 students of Orenburg medical Institute only 1.4 percent of them indicated as the reason for the choice of profession "material security of the doctor". It is clear that in the USSR not mercenary motives determine the causes of the competition for the medical faculties.
Cause skeptical of claims in which students explain the desire to become doctors calling. Thus, students Milan gave such motivation in 52 percent of cases. As defined calling, what are the criteria? Developed?
Therefore, more convincing answers in which youth explains his choice of interest for medicine and medical science, family traditions, humanism specialty.
In medical ethics, along with changing regulations and requirements of the era and the specific socio-political conditions, there are enduring principles, due to the specifics of the medical profession. "Hasten to do good!" is lapidary inscription, carved on the grave of the Moscow doctor F. P. Haas. These words probably should underlie all, as regards medical deontology.