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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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.
The ancient medical dictum primum non nocere (first do no harm), cited by Richard Miller on the dedication page of his seminal book on singing, (5) and voiced in his many lectures, classes, and presentations, certainly applies to the vocal instrument itself, but, I think Richard would agree, goes far deeper than that.
a drug or procedure) and that a basic tenet of medicine is primum non nocere, which is Latin for "first, do no harm.
For centuries, a guiding principle for health care workers has been primum non nocere, or first do no harm.
In Ancient Greece, Hyppocrates stated that the main dictum a physician should follow is primarily to do no harm, primum non nocere.
In putting together daily news sections for our website, the editorial staff of Surgical Products sees an abundance of ways in which educating and reinforcing the significance of primum non nocere could solve a number of healthcare challenges.
Ambas cintas, filmadas sin sonido y narradas en off (la primera en un tono didactico como si se tratara de un reporte), marcaron el inquietante debut de un autor obsesionado por el horror corporal y por el arquetipo del medico--el cientifico--que olvida el compromiso bioetico, primum non nocere, y manipula la carne y psique de sus pacientes con la ilusion de crear sociedades utopicas.
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.
3] Focal salvage therapy in selected patients at least fulfills the mandate of primum non nocere, and may reduce the requirement for ADT.