The Hippocratic oath: The origin of the The Hippocratic Oath is a solemn promise historically taken by physicians to uphold ethical standards in medical practice. Its origin is attributed to the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, who is considered the father of modern medicine.

How does it translate into medicine today?

This week, our special guest is Dr. Wendy Dean, a psychiatrist and author of the book “If I Betray These Words”. In this episode, Dr. Dean shares her insights on the importance of physician ‘s role in healthcare and the culture of medicine, and the Hippocratic oath.

She discusses the various factors that can impact a physician’s professionalism, such as burnout, moral injury, and mental health issues.

“If I Betray these Words” was released on April 4, 2023!

The excerpts from the book were spine chilling, as was our conversation! it hits highlights of #physicianburnout / moral injury and the #Hippocratic oath. 

You may have noticed more postings of the Hippocratic oath on Doctor’sNotrs, or the blog, and this #interview is why.

The link to listen is in the comments. The link to the book is also in the comments. I suggest everybody get a copy, read it, and reflect.  Apply what you have learned to own life!

Tune in to this episode of The Worthy Physician podcast to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and rewards of being a physician and to learn practical strategies for cultivating professionalism and enhancing patient care.

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Sapna Shah-Haque Internal Medicine Physician

Dr. Sapna Shah-Haque, MD is a board certified Internal Medicine physician. She was born and raised in Kansas, and attended medical school at the University of Kansas [KU] School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at KU-Wichita as well. After experiencing burnout herself, and watching other physician colleagues burn out, it became a passion of hers to look into different aspects of burnout. While the system does need to change, as it is broken, this podcast is a way to reach physicians and possibly shed light on what is not an isolated situation.