The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. – Albert Camus
I believe that nothing is perfect. There will be people who have the purest intentions but will end up causing harm. Everyday, we are put through different kinds of challenges, ones that we’ve experienced before and ones we have never seen coming. Each of those challenges causes us to act different ways, and each time we act, we do not always know what the outcome will be.
Sometimes, people can be selfish and think whatever they are doing is good but only good for them and not everyone else. It is all in the matter of perspectives. Sometimes, it can all just be a matter of coincidence. Something happened that made your action backfire, and it wasn’t your fault. There are also many ways to prevent these from happening, and ways to do no harm are to check everything before finalizing, listen to yourself before saying, and re-evaluate what’s good for the people not just yourself.
For me, as I will tackle this myself while working with others, I will make sure that I put my patients first before my own. I will make sure that they feel satisfied with my care, and that they will know everything that goes on in their body, for they have the full rights to know. I will make sure that I will not sign any papers of study that involves me or others to be put at risk. I will make sure to follow the “Modern” Hippocratic Oath and the ethics of medicine. I have an understanding that if I wouldn’t wanna see me or the people I love be put through so much pain without their say that I wouldn’t want anybody else to be put in that position neither. It’s absolutely disgusting that people let that happen without consent. That’s why it’s very important to educate everybody at such an early age about what occurred in the past that we have to avoid making because again, humans make mistakes, but we have to learn from them because if we do not, we won’t be progressing individually nor as a society, and it is vital that we do to make our world a better place. So, be careful with what you do out there. Do no harm.