Physician's Oath

International Physician's Oath

(The Declaration of Geneva (Physician's Oath) was adopted by the General Assembly of the World Medical Association at Geneva in 1948, amended in 1968, 1983, 1994)

At the time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession:

  • I solemnly pledge to consecrate my life to the service of humanity;
  • I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude that is their due;
  • I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity;
  • The health of my patient will be my first consideration;
  • I will respect the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;
  • I will maintain by all the means in my power, the honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession;
  • My colleagues will be my sisters and brothers;
  • I will not permit considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;
  • I will maintain the utmost respect for human life;
  • I will not use my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat.

I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honor.

Physician's Oath of Ukraine

(In accordance with the Decree of the President of Ukraine № 349 dated 15 June 1992)

At the time of being admitted as a member of the medical profession:

  • I will give all the knowledge and power to protect and improve human health, treatment and prevention of diseases; I will work hard, where it is required by the public interest;
  • I will always be ready to provide medical care, attentive and carefully relate to the patient, keep medical confidentiality;
  • I will constantly improve my medical knowledge and clinical skills, contribute to the development of medical science and practice;
  • I will apply for advice to comrades by profession and I will never deny them in advice or help when it is required by the patient's interests;
  • I will cherish and develop the noble traditions of domestic medicine, in all my actions I will be guided by the principles of human morality, I will always remember the high vocation of the doctor, responsibility to the people and the state;
  • I will confirm the advice that I give to others by my way of life.

I swear to be faithful to the oath my whole life.