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

Brian Jenkins
Birgit Aufmesser
Ni Ni Khin
Dr Anila Ahmad
Merinda Beale
Neru Leavasa
Bishan Rajapakse
Gail MacKean
Maria Alejandra Lora
Fang-wei Chen
Alicia Kaczmark
Amy Nichols
Cory Malbon
Mark Patterson
Akash Kalro
Elizabeth Ting
Subrata Chakravarty
Michael Tomaszewski
Katrina Chakradeo
Duncan Brown
Skye Nissen
Sandor Koblos
Joseph Kelly
Vivienne Tate
Jeremy Law
Vivek Bhadri
4,596 signatures

Will you sign?

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  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Gail MacKean
    signed 2016-10-12 16:25:00 +1300
  • Maria Alejandra Lora
    signed 2016-10-12 16:15:37 +1300
  • Fang-wei Chen
    signed 2016-10-12 15:58:59 +1300
  • Alicia Kaczmark
    signed 2016-10-12 15:57:10 +1300
  • Amy Nichols
    signed 2016-10-12 15:42:58 +1300
  • Cory Malbon
    signed 2016-10-12 15:38:25 +1300
  • Mark Patterson
    signed 2016-10-12 15:04:03 +1300
    Mark Patterson
  • Akash Kalro
    signed 2016-10-12 14:57:10 +1300
  • Elizabeth Ting
    signed 2016-10-12 14:54:59 +1300
  • Subrata Chakravarty
    signed 2016-10-12 14:34:18 +1300
  • Michael Tomaszewski
    signed 2016-10-12 14:23:58 +1300
  • Katrina Chakradeo
    signed 2016-10-12 13:58:17 +1300
  • Duncan Brown
    signed 2016-10-12 13:54:04 +1300
  • Skye Nissen
    signed 2016-10-12 13:50:29 +1300
  • Sandor Koblos
    signed 2016-10-12 13:50:26 +1300
  • Joseph Kelly
    signed 2016-10-12 13:36:51 +1300
  • Vivienne Tate
    signed 2016-10-12 13:32:32 +1300
    Fully endorse this after 30 years of putting patients’ health and needs first.
  • Jeremy Law
    signed 2016-10-12 13:24:49 +1300
  • Vivek Bhadri
    signed 2016-10-12 13:10:53 +1300
  • Kristen Johansen
    @Dr_K_Johansen tweeted link to this page. 2016-10-12 13:10:13 +1300
    Sign the petition NOW: The next evolution of the Declaration of Geneva