About The Medical Ethics Alliance
The MEA is a coalition of faith based and Hippocratic medical and nursing bodies which seeks to promote discussion within the medical profession and the general public on ethical aspects of medicine. It looks to the Declaration of Geneva 1948 and the Hippocratic Oath for inspiration.
We attest and affirm the humanity, dignity and rights of all people.
We work hard to suport the development and maintenance of good medical ethics, which truly suport the wellbeing and welfare of all people.
We do our work by
The Hippocratic Oath
I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing. Neither will I administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course. Similarly I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion. But I will keep pure and holy both my life and my art. I will not use the knife, not even, verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein. Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm, especially from abusing the bodies of man or woman, bond or free. And whatsoever I shall see or hear in the course of my profession, as well as outside my profession in my intercourse with men, if it be what should not be published abroad, I will never divulge, holding such things to be holy secrets.
The Medical Code of Ethics, Declaration of Geneva, 1948
At the time of being admitted as a Member of the medical profession I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity: I will give to my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due; I will practise my profession with conscience and dignity; The health and life of my patient will be my first consideration; I will respect the secrets which are confided in me; I will maintain by all means in my power, the honour and. the noble traditions of the medical profession; My colleagues will be my brothers: I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race. party politics or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient; I will maintain the utmost respect for human life. from the time of its conception, even under, threat. I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity; I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honour…
The above text was agreed at The Second General Assembly of the World Medical Association in 1948.
Putting the two together
Putting together those two codes of ethics is what we do gives us clear framework for and guidance for what we do and what we campaign for.
You can see a example of how that translates into Islam here.