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CNA Oath or Pledge

December 12, 2013 by  
Filed under Certified Nurses Aide

There are couple of CNA oath or pledge you may use for your needs. Nowadays, the practice of “swearing in” is tradition way apply in some professional medical schools. In general, public opinion does not like such “searing” applied in very critical professionals. What I thought about this is very good teaching strategies and bell them more focus on their job.

The Nurses Assistant Pledge And Hippocratic Oath

I earnestly promise to myself, God and the presence of this assembly, to diligently, under the supervision of a licensed nurse, provide basic nursing care to ensure the safety, comfort, personal hygiene, and protection of patients/residents in a licensed long-term, intermediate, acute care facility or as a Home Health aide.

I will refrain from performing any nursing services that require a professional nursing license. I will do all within my power to maintain and raise the standards of Nurse’s Aide health care practices, and will hold in confidence all patients/residents committed to my keeping. With respect, dignity, and commitment I will administer care to the patients/residents delegated to me. With fidelity will I endeavor to aid the nurses in their work and devote myself to the welfare of those residents/patients committed to my care.

Author: Tonya Harrington, RN, MSN
April 28, 2007

Medical Doctors Hippocratic Oath
I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:

I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required, avoiding those twin traps of overtreatment and therapeutic nihilism.

I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.

I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,” nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery.

I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. If it is given me to save a life, all thanks. But it may also be within my power to take a life; this awesome responsibility must be faced with great humbleness and awareness of my own frailty. Above all, I must not play at God.

I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.

I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.

I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.

If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help.

Written in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, and used in many medical schools today.