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

Yashoda Bhaskar
Alastair Macdonald
Pleayo Tovaranonte
James Ong Soo chye
Mich Lajeunesse
Aiwyne Foo
Guruparan Veluppillai
Elisabeth Owens
Nicola Jay
Michael Gannon
Verbenia Costa
Stephen Coppinger
Luis Urrelo
Christian Domingo
Janelle Hall
Segun Olusanya
Nkomba Christophe Kalenga
Anthony French
Malcolm Strain
Luis E. Gomez Fernandez
Kevin Mickelson
Ram Nimmalapudi
Christine Chan
Victor Moseti
Jonathan Michel
Nina Reza Pour
4,596 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • Yashoda Bhaskar
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-21 19:45:22 +1300
    Sign the petition NOW: The next evolution of the Declaration of Geneva
  • Yashoda Bhaskar
    signed 2016-10-21 19:44:34 +1300
  • Alastair Macdonald
    signed 2016-10-21 10:27:14 +1300
    Physician well being is a fundamental component of professionalism. Having good mental health means that better health decisions are made for our patients. Every health intervention starts with a conversation. What follows should be effective communication. . The result is shared decision making.
  • Pleayo Tovaranonte
    signed 2016-10-21 10:05:36 +1300
    Sent you an email
  • James Ong Soo chye
    signed via 2016-10-21 02:30:51 +1300
    I concur. However, I have also observed there are private doctors that worked themselves to death by having too many clients.
  • Mich Lajeunesse
    signed 2016-10-21 02:20:06 +1300
  • Aiwyne Foo
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-20 20:32:36 +1300
    Sign the petition NOW: The next evolution of the Declaration of Geneva
  • Aiwyne Foo
    signed via 2016-10-20 20:31:54 +1300
  • Guruparan Veluppillai
    signed 2016-10-20 16:30:48 +1300
  • Elisabeth Owens
    signed via 2016-10-20 10:35:38 +1300
  • Nicola Jay
    signed 2016-10-20 09:32:14 +1300
  • Michael Gannon
    signed 2016-10-19 21:54:31 +1300
  • Verbenia Costa
    signed 2016-10-17 18:10:14 +1300
  • Stephen Coppinger
    signed 2016-10-17 08:50:22 +1300
    Too late for me
  • Luis Urrelo
    signed 2016-10-17 08:22:39 +1300
  • Christian Domingo
    signed 2016-10-16 22:33:53 +1300
  • Janelle Hall
    signed 2016-10-16 15:31:24 +1300
  • Segun Olusanya
    signed 2016-10-16 00:35:08 +1300
  • Nkomba Christophe Kalenga
    signed 2016-10-16 00:30:44 +1300
  • Anthony French
    signed 2016-10-15 16:39:55 +1300
  • Malcolm Strain
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-15 13:51:56 +1300
    Sign the petition NOW: The next evolution of the Declaration of Geneva
  • Malcolm Strain
    signed 2016-10-15 13:50:45 +1300
  • Luis E. Gomez Fernandez
    signed 2016-10-15 05:06:45 +1300
  • Kevin Mickelson
    signed 2016-10-15 04:35:51 +1300
    I will support anything that includes the right to physician autonomy, to do whats best for our patients. Today, these decisions are made by non physician bean counters and political demagogues, and we just stand by. My mental health and well being DEPENDS on the ability to help my patients, to be an independent thinker and to respect my patients autonomy.
  • Ram Nimmalapudi
    signed 2016-10-14 23:35:31 +1300
  • Christine Chan
    signed 2016-10-14 06:36:59 +1300
  • Victor Moseti
    signed 2016-10-14 03:36:21 +1300
  • Jonno Michel
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-13 22:30:12 +1300
    Overworked Doctor? Sign the petition NOW: The next evolution of the Declaration of Geneva
  • Jonathan Michel
    signed 2016-10-13 22:28:16 +1300
  • Nina Reza Pour
    signed 2016-10-13 22:03:49 +1300