Religion and Medicine

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An 'inner voice' that keeps a person on the right track

e.g some religions see this as God-given instinct to make right choices

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Free Will

The belief that humans have free choices in life

e.g follow God and religious commands

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Hippocratic Oath

A promise doctors make to preserve life at all times

e.g to treat a patient to the best of their ability and not breach patient confidentiality 

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Medical Ethics

The process of deciding what s right and acceptable in medicine.

e.g applying religious beliefs to it, such as organ donation

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Quality of life

The extent to which life is meaningful and pleasurable

e.g free from pain and stress

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Sanctity of life

Life in all its forms is sacred

e.g human life is special

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