Clinician Oath

The following oath provides guidance for study and practice in the profession of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I solemnly promise, as a clinician, to practice my profession to the best of my ability. I will use my knowledge and skills to aid in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of medical disease. I will try to help my patients to understand disease, treatment, and prognosis. I will encourage my patients to participate in decisions relating to their lives. I will endeavor to alleviate their fears and recognize that occasionally the most meaningful treatment may be to listen with kindness and understanding. I will treat my patients with dignity and will give to them the respect and privacy which I would hope to receive if I were ill. [...]