Hippocratic Registry International
Do you practice Hippocratic medicine? Register as a Hippocratic physician. Go to the website www.hippocraticregistry.com. AAPLOG is involved in the development of an international Hippocratic registry.
There is an urgent need for physicians wanting to practice Hippocratic medicine to establish a national and international identity in order to preserve moral conscience and integrity as physicians. Hippocratic physicians are not agents of death even if this conflicts with patient autonomy. Internationally, elective abortion is being seen as standard care and a fundamental right in reproductive health programs. Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide have also been made legal under some jurisdictions. We need to defend medical students, medical residents, and medical practitioners who are under increasing pressure to participate in such procedures.
Practitioners from many faiths are practicing Hippocratic Medicine. A strong international Hippocratic Registry will identify these physicians and students for two reasons:
- to explain and encourage the characteristics of Hippocratic Medicine
- to form a network of like-minded physicians throughout the world
Registration is free.
We will not share or make public your personal information in any way. The Registry is NOT a political organization, will NOT make political statements. We WILL keep you informed on Hippocratic issues and on opportunities to express your own opinion on these issues when you feel that is indicated.
Go to the website, read about the Registry, and sign on as a Hippocratic physician! Your Hippocratic identity will become increasingly important as the values of secularism and government controlled medical practice are increasingly imposed on society in the USA and internationally.
The Second International Symposium on Euthanasia/Assisted Suicide May 29-30, 2009 will focus on building an effective, unified and focused group of organizations/individuals to stop the forward movement of the death lobby in North America and worldwide: National Conference Center, Landsdowne, VA (near DC Dulles Airport). Some Co-Sponsors: Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide, Physicians for Compassionate Care – USA, Care Not Killing Alliance – UK, Not Dead Yet – USA, No Less Human – UK, Vermont Alliance for Ethical Health Care – USA, Compassionate Health Care Network – Canada, Terri Schindler Schiavo Foundation – USA, Bioethics – USA. Cost: $199. There is a limit of 400 total registrants. Early registration can be done by contacting the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition at firstname.lastname@example.org ( 23 December 2008 www.LifeSiteNews.com)
Health Care Providers In Washington State Refuse To Perform Assisted Suicide
Eastern Washington’s largest hospital system, Providence Health Care: “Providence will not support physician-assisted suicide within its ministries. This position is grounded in our basic values of respect for the sacredness of life, compassionate care of dying and vulnerable persons, and respect for the integrity of medical, nursing, and allied health professions. We do not believe health care providers should ever be put in a position of aiding a patient in taking his or her own life.”
The statement follows the deeply controversial passage of the ballot measure, I-1000, which on November 4 legalized assisted suicide in Washington state. Author and bioethicist Wesley Smith commented on Providence’s resolve: “This is important. Medical professionals must resist turning killing…into a medical treatment.”
“Take The Pledge” Campaign Calls For Loyalty To Patient Health Rather Than Assisted Suicide
Anti-euthanasia groups in Canada and Oregon are calling physicians, caregivers, and concerned citizens across the world to “Take the Pledge” to pursue genuine care for even the most dependent patients, and never to consent to assisted suicide. Take-the-pledge.com, created by The Physicians for Compassionate Care in Oregon and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, provides links to several anti-assisted suicide groups and invites caregivers and other visitors to make a pledge that reaffirms the duty to “do no harm”.