Code of Medical Ethics


(Geneva Declaration accepted by the General Assembly of the World Medical Association at London on October 12, 1949.)

(1) I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity.

(2) I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude, which is their due.

(3) I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity.

(4) The health of my patient will be my first consideration.

(5) I will respect the secrets, which are confided in me.

(6) I will maintain by all means in my power, The honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession.

(7) My colleagues will be my brothers.

(8) I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient.

(9) I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from the time of conception.

(10) Even under threat, I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity.