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.
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After all, the cardinal rule in medicine is Primum non nocere (First, do no harm).
In waiting for better opportunities, the primary requirement for Iran's partners in the JCPOA should be to defuse all risks of further tensions between them: primum non nocere ("first do no harm").
The Latin phrase 'Primum non nocere' - seen as a bedrock of the medical profession - translates as what?
As naturopathic physicians we have taken an oath that includes the English translation of primum non nocere, that, foremost, we not harm our patients.
It is, in fact, a moral obligation in consideration of the dictum Primum non nocere.
The principle of non-munificence is FIRST DO NO HARM (4) or in Latin "PRIMUM NON NOCERE." Over-enthusiastic physicians feel that all patients must receive a prescription before leaving the office.
Medics have a Latin saying that focuses the mind when administering care - "primum non nocere" which means "first, do no harm".
As stated 'Primum non nocere' which means 'first, do no harm',' Dr Noor Hisham posted on Facebook as he shared a Free Malaysia Today report headlined 'Muslim docs say no to punitive amputation.'
Before invoking self-determination as a moral principle, one must heed the diplomatic version of the Hippocratic Oath: Primum non nocere (first, do no harm).
As with the introduction of any new clinical tool, Primum Non Nocere rules the day: First, do no harm.
There are many more stories of immunotherapy to be told but in telling them, our common mission ought to be primum non nocere - first do no harm.
Primum non nocere (first, do no harm) is the basis of the ethical principle of non-maleficence.