Historic change to Declaration of Geneva
At the recent World Medical Association (WMA) conference the oath sworn by doctors was updated to reflect the importance of doctors attending to their own health. AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, was in attendance at this historic change.
The doctors’ oath is officially titled the Declaration of Geneva – the modern successor to the Hippocratic Oath – and is used by physicians around the world. The revised oath, now referred to as a pledge, offers a refocus to ensure that doctors are attentive to their personal health.