primum non nocere


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Latin for ‘first do no harm.’ A guiding principle for physicians that, whatever the intervention or procedure, the patient’s well-being is the primary consideration

primum non nocere

First, do no harm Medical ethics A guiding principle for physicians, that whatever the intervention or procedure, the Pt's well-being is the primary consideration. See Hippocratic oath.

primum non nocere

A dictum, universally-respected among doctors, to the effect that one's first concern should be to do no harm to the patient.

primum non nocere (prēˈ·mum nōnˈ n·kāˑ·rā),

n ‘first do no harm.’ One of the fundamental principles of medicine according to which the physician should not cause harm to the patient.
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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.
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.