HELP PATIENTS . . . AND THE PROFESSION
Since ancient times, physicians have taken the Hippocratic Oath and pledged to “do no harm.” Modern versions of the oath include acknowledgement that one’s fellow physicians are their “brothers and sisters.”
Unfortunately, some medical service projects can cause harm: Harm to patients when procedures are performed without proper aftercare, and harm to a community’s ability to sustain existing healthcare resources when free, uncoordinated care hurts the livelihood of local physicians.
Still, intermittent, low- or no-cost care of truly indigent patients must be part of the equation. That is where volunteer surgical and management professionals can help, and where non-medical volunteers can further the goals of Solventas.