Tagged: harm

Friend or foe? Just look at the way a person moves - Guest Work

Guest Author Aug 22, 2017

By Kylie Steel, Western Sydney University Ever had that funny feeling about someone you don’t know who’s approaching you? There’s something about them that makes you feel uneasy or you think they could cause you harm. Scientific evidence indicates this is more than just learned behaviour: it’s a survival strategy, and something we are born with. But could … Read More

First, Do No Harm - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Mar 21, 2012

Primum non nocere A while ago I was accused of advocating that doctors should break the Hippocratic oath. That the cardinal rule of “First, do no harm” should be ignored. Setting aside that this phrase does not appear in the Hippocratic oath, what do we mean by harm in the context of medicine? I was [&hellip … Read More