Philosophy and Oath
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My Philosophy and My Oath
Becoming a naturopathic doctor required four years of post-graduate education, rigorous academic and clinical training, and state board examinations for licensure. But what has truly sustained me throughout these past ten years is the oath that I took, upon receiving my doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, one that I take very seriously. I would like to share this oath with you here:
Naturopathic Physician's Oath
I will honor my teachers and all who have preserved and developed this knowledge and dedicate myself to supporting the growth and evolution of Naturopathic medicine.
I will endeavor to continually improve my abilities as a healer through study, reflection, and genuine concern for humanity.
I will impart knowledge of the advanced healing arts to dedicated colleagues and students.
Through precept, lecture, and example, I will assist and encourage others to strengthen their health, reduce risks for disease, and preserve the health of our planet for ourselves, our families, and future generations.
According to my best ability and judgment, I will use methods of treatment
which follow the principles of Naturopathic medicine:
I will conduct my life and practice of Naturopathic health care with vigilance and integrity according to natural laws and principles, and will abstain from voluntary acts of injustice and corruption.
I will keep confidential whatever I am privileged to witness, whether professionally or privately, which ought not to be divulged.
With my whole heart, before this gathering of witnesses, as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, I pledge to remain true to this oath.
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