The next evolution of the Declaration of Geneva


How often do you get the chance to be part of improving the health and wellbeing of EVERY PERSON ON THE PLANET?

When doctors take care of themselves, they practice better medicine. But 87% of doctors are stressed and aren’t taking care of themselves in their desire to put patients first, and this is harming our patients.

The Declaration of Geneva was created to guide our profession to be the best it can be, to provide the best possible care to patients; to truly do this we must acknowledge the need as doctors to care for ourselves.

I propose, in the spirit of putting the patients’ best needs at the forefront, that it is time for an addition to the Declaration of Geneva:

I WILL TAKE CARE of my health and well-being so I can provide care of the highest standard

Lend your voice to this, have our profession formally acknowledge this need, and our entire profession improves which positively impacts the health and wellbeing of everyone on Earth; your voice matters. 


Who's signing

Alessandra Caramello
Lisa Williamson
Elinor Slater
Tam De Haan
Tonya Cruikshank
Chiamaka Onuorah
Drakram Najjar
paschal dodoom
Chahoud Aldeib
Lauren McKay
Михаил Шестопалов
Emma Clark
Saima Arshad
Ellie Crawford-Kour
Kathleen Fitzgerald
Danica Jones
Stephanie DeMarchi
Christine V. Dunn
Clare Jones
Danielle Weedon
maxine monroe
Rowena Christiansen
Matthew Reay
Bee Singh
Christine Dunn
Michelle Greene
4,596 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Alessandra Caramello
    signed via 2017-08-30 07:24:44 +1200
  • Lisa Williamson
    signed via 2017-08-28 21:13:09 +1200
  • Elinor Slater
    signed via 2017-08-28 21:06:49 +1200
  • Tam De Haan
    signed via 2017-08-28 20:55:55 +1200
  • Tonya Southall
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-28 20:49:56 +1200
    Doctor friends or friends who have Doctor friends - from us in NZ to to the world. Please take a few mins to watch thisSign the petition NOW: The next evolution of the Declaration of Geneva
  • Tonya Cruikshank
    signed 2017-08-28 20:48:22 +1200
    Great video – very inspiring and you are totally right. As a niece and granddaughter of seriously hard working amazing Doctors and I know how their families got impacted. As a doctor myself , I am so aware of how important this is in what I have learned on my journey though the challenges of our profession in our lives. I congratulate you on bringing this to the world.
  • Chiamaka Onuorah
    signed 2017-08-25 01:35:39 +1200
  • Drakram Najjar
    signed 2017-08-23 07:06:16 +1200
    well done
  • paschal dodoom
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-10 06:40:37 +1200
    Dr paschal
  • paschal dodoom
    signed 2017-08-10 06:38:09 +1200
  • Chahoud Aldeib
    signed 2017-08-05 06:21:08 +1200
  • Lauren McKay
    signed 2017-07-24 18:37:28 +1200
  • Михаил Шестопалов
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-09 04:40:15 +1200
    Sign the petition NOW: The next evolution of the Declaration of Geneva
  • Михаил Шестопалов
    signed 2017-07-09 04:39:50 +1200
  • Emma Clark
    signed 2017-07-07 19:16:05 +1200
  • Saima Arshad
    signed 2017-07-05 20:51:13 +1200
  • Ellie Crawford-Kour
    signed 2017-06-02 12:49:54 +1200
  • Kathleen Fitzgerald
    signed 2017-05-23 13:58:00 +1200
  • Danica Jones
    signed 2017-05-19 21:22:03 +1200
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  • Stephanie DeMarchi
    signed 2017-05-18 20:42:16 +1200
  • Christine V. Dunn
    signed 2017-05-15 18:48:49 +1200
    This is desperately needed for all members of the medical profession; fro medical students to consultants.
  • Anne Le Nepveu
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-12 12:20:33 +1200
    Sign the petition NOW: The next evolution of the Declaration of Geneva
  • Clare Jones
    signed 2017-05-08 14:12:55 +1200
  • Danielle Weedon
    signed 2017-05-08 14:06:13 +1200
  • maxine monroe
    signed 2017-04-11 12:38:34 +1200
  • Rowena Christiansen
    signed 2017-03-31 18:42:43 +1300
    I think this is a great idea, but we also need to keep evolving the system so that this becomes second nature for all health professionals and there is no stigma or bullying attached to self-care and addressing stress-related or mental health problems. It is not just a people problem, but a systemic problem as well.
  • Matthew Reay
    signed 2017-03-24 13:48:35 +1300
    Fully agree
  • Bee Singh
    signed 2017-03-24 11:49:13 +1300
    Bee Singh
  • Christine Dunn
    signed 2017-03-23 11:35:03 +1300
  • Michelle Greene
    signed 2017-03-21 16:11:54 +1300