Proposed Revision of the World Medical Association Declaration of Geneva: For comments and inputs

Health Care Comments Off

Document no: MEC 207/DoG/Oct2017 Original:
English
Title: Proposed Revision of the WMA Declaration of Geneva
Destination: Constituent Members Action(s) required:
For Comments
Note: This revised version (as of 7 June 2017) is proposed by the DoG Workgroup who considered the comments from the
public consultation which was conducted for all experts and stakeholders by 29 May 2017. This is now open for the Constituent Members to comment no later than 31 July 2017.
Keywords Geneva, Oath, Pledge, Conduct, Discrimination, Non-Discrimination, Conscience, Dignity

No Text of current version of the Declaration of Geneva Revised draft (as of 7 June 2017)
Additions: bold/underlined
Deletions: lined-out
Comments only: [italic] Comments
WMA DECLARATION OF GENEVA WMA DECLARATION OF GENEVA
New The Physician’s Oath
Adopted by the 2nd General Assembly of the World Medical Association, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1948
and amended by the 22nd World Medical Assembly, Sydney, Australia, August 1968
and the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983
and the 46th WMA General Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden, September 1994
and editorially revised by the 170th WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2005
and the 173rd WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2006 Adopted by the 2nd General Assembly of the World Medical Association, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1948
and amended by the 22nd World Medical Assembly, Sydney, Australia, August 1968
and the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983
and the 46th WMA General Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden, September 1994
and editorially revised by the 170th WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2005
and the 173rd WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2006
and the
1. AT THE TIME OF BEING ADMITTED AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION: AT THE TIME OF BEING ADMITTED AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION:

2. I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to consecrate my life to the service of humanity; I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to consecrate dedicate my life to the service of humanity;

3. I WILL GIVE to my teachers the respect and gratitude that is their due; I WILL GIVE to my teachers, colleagues, and students the respect and gratitude that is their due;

I WILL FOSTER MAINTAIN by all means in my power, the honour and noble traditions of the medical profession; (Moved from line 7)

4. I WILL PRACTISE my profession with conscience and dignity; I WILL PRACTISE my profession with conscience and dignity and in accordance with good medical practice;

5. THE HEALTH OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration; THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration;

New I WILL RESPECT the autonomy and dignity of my patient;

6. I WILL RESPECT the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died; I WILL RESPECT the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;
7. I WILL MAINTAIN by all means in my power, the honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession; Moved between lines 3 and 4 – see above
8. MY COLLEAGUES will be my sisters and brothers; MY COLLEAGUES will be my sisters and brothers;

New I WILL SHARE my medical knowledge for the benefit of the patient and the advancement of healthcare;

New I WILL FOSTER my own health and ability to provide care of the highest standard;
9. I WILL NOT PERMIT considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;
I WILL NOT PERMIT considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;
10. I WILL MAINTAIN the utmost respect for human life;
I WILL MAINTAIN the utmost respect for human life;
11. I WILL NOT USE my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;
I WILL NOT USE my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;
12. I MAKE THESE PROMISES solemnly, freely and upon my honour. I MAKE THESE PROMISES solemnly, freely and upon my honour.

Proposed Revision of the World Medical Association Declaration of Geneva: For comments and inputs

Health Care, Medicine Comments Off

Document no: MEC 207/DoG/Oct2017 Original:
English
Title: Proposed Revision of the WMA Declaration of Geneva
Destination: Constituent Members Action(s) required:
For Comments
Note: This revised version (as of 7 June 2017) is proposed by the DoG Workgroup who considered the comments from the
public consultation which was conducted for all experts and stakeholders by 29 May 2017. This is now open for the Constituent Members to comment no later than 31 July 2017.
Keywords Geneva, Oath, Pledge, Conduct, Discrimination, Non-Discrimination, Conscience, Dignity

No Text of current version of the Declaration of Geneva Revised draft (as of 7 June 2017)
Additions: bold/underlined
Deletions:  lined-out
Comments only: [italic] Comments
  WMA DECLARATION OF GENEVA WMA DECLARATION OF GENEVA
New   The Physician’s Oath
  Adopted by the 2nd General Assembly of the World Medical Association, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1948
and amended by the 22nd World Medical Assembly, Sydney, Australia, August 1968
and the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983
and the 46th WMA General Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden, September 1994
and editorially revised by the 170th WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2005
and the 173rd WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2006 Adopted by the 2nd General Assembly of the World Medical Association, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1948
and amended by the 22nd World Medical Assembly, Sydney, Australia, August 1968
and the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983
and the 46th WMA General Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden, September 1994
and editorially revised by the 170th WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2005
and the 173rd WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2006
and the
1. AT THE TIME OF BEING ADMITTED AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION: AT THE TIME OF BEING ADMITTED AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION:

2. I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to consecrate my life to the service of humanity; I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to consecrate dedicate my life to the service of humanity;

3. I WILL GIVE to my teachers the respect and gratitude that is their due; I WILL GIVE to my teachers, colleagues, and students the respect and gratitude that is their due;

    I WILL FOSTER MAINTAIN by all means in my power, the honour and noble traditions of the medical profession;  (Moved from line 7)

4. I WILL PRACTISE my profession with conscience and dignity; I WILL PRACTISE my profession with conscience and dignity and in accordance with good medical practice;

5. THE HEALTH OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration; THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration;

New   I WILL RESPECT the autonomy and dignity of my patient;

6. I WILL RESPECT the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died; I WILL RESPECT the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;
7. I WILL MAINTAIN by all means in my power, the honour and the noble traditions of the medical profession; Moved between lines 3 and 4 – see above
8. MY COLLEAGUES will be my sisters and brothers; MY COLLEAGUES will be my sisters and brothers;

New   I WILL SHARE my medical knowledge for the benefit of the patient and the advancement of healthcare;

New   I WILL FOSTER my own health and ability to provide care of the highest standard;
9. I WILL NOT PERMIT considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;
I WILL NOT PERMIT considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;
10. I WILL MAINTAIN the utmost respect for human life;
I WILL MAINTAIN the utmost respect for human life;
11. I WILL NOT USE my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;
I WILL NOT USE my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;
12. I MAKE THESE PROMISES solemnly, freely and upon my honour. I MAKE THESE PROMISES solemnly, freely and upon my honour.  

Dr KK Aggarwal
National President IMA & HCFI