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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

Narasimha Chintaginjala
Sarah McClennan
Katherine Cabral
Andrés Peláez
Sabien Van Riessen
Ylenia Garcia
Shakeel Mohammed
Catherine Fyans
Vernon Reynolds
Patricia Diotto
Rita Garcia Martinez
Adnan Agha
Kumud Dunn
Theophilus Okeke
Alfiya Mutlu
Illekuttige Fernando
willem joubert
Kohe Dukakis
Thomas Ding
Brian Jenkins
Birgit Aufmesser
Ni Ni Khin
Dr Anila Ahmad
Merinda Beale
Neru Leavasa
Bishan Rajapakse
Gail MacKean
4,586 signatures

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  • Narasimha Chintaginjala
    signed 2016-10-13 00:46:24 +1300
  • Sarah McClennan
    signed 2016-10-13 00:19:12 +1300
  • Katherine Cabral
    signed 2016-10-12 22:52:05 +1300
  • Andrés Peláez
    signed 2016-10-12 22:50:00 +1300
  • Sabien Van Riessen
    signed 2016-10-12 22:36:11 +1300
  • Ylenia Garcia
    signed 2016-10-12 22:31:37 +1300
  • Shakeel Mohammed
    signed 2016-10-12 22:29:50 +1300
  • Catherine Fyans
    signed 2016-10-12 22:28:48 +1300
    Self-care for the practitioner is a subject close to my heart and features in my book – ‘The Wounding of Health Care’. We bury a lot of what is inherent in the human condition for the sake of an often false professional facade. In addition to our patients, we need to extend compassion and consideration to ourselves and our colleagues. It is a hypocrisy and simply inhumane if we do not. As medical practitioners we are not beyond the human condition. The adage ‘we give better from a full cup’ needs to be applied in the medical world. Our patients will indeed benefit if we apply adequate self-care and expect due consideration from our communities at large.
  • Vernon Reynolds
    signed 2016-10-12 22:23:04 +1300
  • Patricia Diotto
    signed 2016-10-12 22:09:57 +1300
  • Rita Garcia Martinez
    signed 2016-10-12 21:48:01 +1300
  • Adnan Agha
    signed 2016-10-12 20:52:44 +1300
  • Kumud Dunn
    signed 2016-10-12 19:52:19 +1300
  • Theophilus Okeke
    signed 2016-10-12 19:13:22 +1300
    Theophilus Okeke
  • Alfiya Mutlu
    signed 2016-10-12 18:48:34 +1300
  • Illekuttige Fernando
    signed 2016-10-12 18:42:17 +1300
  • willem joubert
    signed 2016-10-12 18:27:58 +1300
  • Kohe Dukakis
    signed 2016-10-12 18:22:42 +1300
  • Thomas Ding
    signed 2016-10-12 18:04:49 +1300
    I WILL TAKE CARE for my health and well-being so I can provide care of the highest standards!

    Very important.
  • Brian Jenkins
    signed 2016-10-12 17:51:46 +1300
  • Birgit Aufmesser
    signed 2016-10-12 17:21:01 +1300
  • Ni Ni Khin
    signed 2016-10-12 17:09:22 +1300
  • Dr Anila Ahmad
    signed 2016-10-12 16:40:17 +1300
  • Merinda Beale
    signed 2016-10-12 16:37:53 +1300
  • Neru Leavasa
    signed 2016-10-12 16:35:26 +1300
  • Bishan Rajapakse
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-10-12 16:33:16 +1300
    Sign the petition NOW: The next evolution of the Declaration of Geneva
  • Bishan Rajapakse
    @trainthetrainer tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-12 16:33:14 +1300
    Sign the petition NOW: The next evolution of the Declaration of Geneva http://www.medworld.org/petition?recruiter_id=4935
  • Bishan Rajapakse
    signed 2016-10-12 16:32:18 +1300
    “I will care for myself so I can care for my patients”

    A wonderful directive and an initiative – will sign for sure!


    “Physician Heal thyself "


    Physician Heal thyself,

    Or you will feel like you are stranded on the shelf,

    There is pain you seek to heal,

    But try not to deny what you feel,


    How can it not affect me,

    When it was ‘feeling’ that taught me to see?

    How can it not deject me,

    When suffering lives on the other side?


    The change of tide is arriving,

    Integration is thriving,

    For a new age of understanding,

    Is collaboratively re-expanding.


    Thanks Sam

    Best wishes

    Bishan (@trainthetrainer)
  • Gail MacKean
    @Gail_MacKean tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-12 16:25:11 +1300
    Sign the petition NOW: The next evolution of the Declaration of Geneva http://www.medworld.org/petition?recruiter_id=4933
  • Gail MacKean
    signed 2016-10-12 16:25:00 +1300