Also never formally taught is what I believe to be clinical medicine's most important missing textbook chapter, Primum non nocere
, that we simply pay lip service to.
Added Scott, "Simply put, cleavage-stage biopsy of human embryos may represent a violation of one of the principal precepts of medical ethics - primum non nocere
or 'first do no harm'.
3] Focal salvage therapy in selected patients at least fulfills the mandate of primum non nocere
, and may reduce the requirement for ADT.
It also accused MSF of breaching the first principle of medicine - Primum non nocere
or "First, do no harm".
Education of referring clinicians regarding appropriate use of diagnostic imaging is a challenge that we should meet with dialogue, collaboration, information, and compliance with the principle that all doctors should identify with: Primum non nocere
(Above all, do no harm.
Rifai, Bossuyt, and Bruns presented in an editorial entitled "Identifying Duplicate Publications: Primum non Nocere
," their analysis of 27 pairs of publications contained in the Deja Vu database, all associated with the journal Clinical Chemistry (1, 2).
Enlightened leaders and managers--even those without clinical backgrounds--find primum non nocere
to be a powerful management beacon that explains what we must all do together to protect our patients, even when economic considerations might drive us to generate additional health care services that do not benefit or might pose risks for patients.
The phrase primum non nocere
-- "First, do no harm" -- has inspired practicing physicians for generations, underscoring the doctors' duty to ensure that their professional efforts, even if futile, do not magnify the risk or injury to a patient.
But there's the Latin axiom, Primum non nocere
, meaning "First, do no harm.
If we accept as our guiding principle Primum non nocere
("First do no harm"), then perhaps stapes mobilization has a place in otologic surgery.
Every medical student is taught the phrase, primum non nocere
, which roughly translates: "First, do no harm.
A potentially exciting new method for plaque stabilization, a major cause of sudden cardiac death, will also be developed with the primary intent of primum non nocere
(First, Do not Harm; Hippocrates) while improving patient outcome.