1. "Doctors have an ethical duty to follow the practices and standards of care." –Bob McDonnell

  1. "As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified." –Jack Kevorkian

  1. "The purpose of a doctor or any human in general should not be to simply delay the death of the patient, but to increase the person's quality of life." –Patch Adams

  1. "Sometimes the only choices you have are bad ones, but you still have to choose." –Doctor Who

  1. "Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm." –Hippocrates

  1. The purpose of medicine is to prevent significant disease, to decrease pain, and to postpone death…technology has to support these goals—if not, it may even be counterproductive." –Dr. Joel J. Nobel

  1. “We look for medicine to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure. But it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information, fallible individuals, and at the same time lives on the line. There is science in what we do, yes, but also habit, intuition, and sometimes plain old guessing. The gap between what we know and what we aim for persists. And this gap complicates everything we do.” –Atul Gawande

  1. "The purpose of science is to develop, without prejudice or preconceptions of any kind, a knowledge of the facts, the laws, and the processes of nature" –Robert A. Millikan

  1. Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided." –Paracelus

  1. Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do” -Potter Stewart (Supreme Court Justice of the United States)
  2. “Science is concerned wholly with truth, not with ethics”- Arthur Keith (Scottish anthropologist)

  1. "The current health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system" –Walter Cronkite