The Hippocratic Oath demands that a doctor in this case (though the OP could mean an auto mechanic, really) would, indeed, help these people.
In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a doctor in this country who hasn’t or who doesn’t devote a percentage of their time - either now, in their past or in their future or all of the above scenerios - towards helping people by using their skills.
Retired doctors volunteer in clinics. Doctors who are doing residencies make on average at that point in their young careers about as much as a kid in San Salvador sewing up Nike’s if you equate it to hourly salary, and even they will spend time to help out when they can.
And many doctors in between make the time away from their practice to help out at a Planned Parenthood, volunteer in a clinic, or somehow use their expertise for free.
Indcidentally, I am willing to bet that more lawyers than not take on cases pro bono in situations to help out those who cannot afford them usually. I don’t believe that lawyers are bound by an oath to do so, but most find it part of the job.
Yet, we don’t have the same expectations from auto mechanics who also spend many years and lots of their own money and also constantly need to keep learning new things about their profession to be skilled enough to get paid to fix cars. Why not?
Not to pick on auto mechanics here… But why the double standard? You tell me how useful a doctor or lawyer is when your on the stuck side of the side of the road and late for your wedding!
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