Do no harm… The hippocratic oath is something sworn by doctors within the United States of America. The later statement is a believe I have had for a very long time and now I have learned that it is false on at least two accounts.
Many medical schools do not have an oath at all that students are made to swear to and The actual Hippocratic oath does not have the words do no harm in it.
I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous.Hippocrates
Many doctors and medical schools avoid the “do no harm maxim” because it is pretty impossible to actually do no harm. Everything involves risk the question is not about doing harm as much as it is intention knowledge of the subject and common sense.
I grew up and watched the politics of the world unfold. I was in middle school when the United States participated in the Desert Storm war. I was out of high school when the United States invaded Iraq as part of Operation Iraq freedom, I was also out of high school when the United States went to war in Bosnia, and in Afghanistan.
The United States just recently left the war in Afghanistan and faced some harsh critics for the way that the troop withdrawal happened. War has a harmful effect that almost always outweighs the benefits of the war and should be entered in with lots of understanding and extensive thought.
Wars have high risk and many deaths
Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die. Man has no right to kill his brother.
Not only has war caused great death and pain it has also brought escalation. World super powers have armed themselves to the teeth and actively worked to disarm others. Right now the doomsday clock is at 100 seconds to midnight.
It is imperative that parents and mentors raise children who are slow to make war and quick to make peace.
Do no harm is not always possible but should always be considered