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In An Amazing Display of Hubris, The WMA Promotes A Substantial Revision of International Code of Medical Ethics

stock here: I see where they are going with this and it is Orwellian if you read this with an appropriate cynical view:

WordPress is such a god forsaken abomination of an editing platform, even changing the text color is not something easy, and I failed.   I will try to insert solar text of the real meaning of these “principles” as I did in item 1 with the [  ] enclosures.


General Principles

1. The primary duty of the physician is to promote the health and well-being of individual patients by providing competent, timely, and compassionate care in accordance with good medical practice and professionalism.

The physician also has a responsibility to contribute to the health and well-being of the populations the physician serves and society as a whole [So if the patient is an anti-vaxxer you can modify their care and redirect resources as need to benefit society as a whole], including future generations.

The physician must provide care with the utmost respect for human life and dignity, and for the autonomy and rights of the patient.

2. The physician must practise medicine fairly and justly and provide care based on the patient’s health needs without bias or engaging in discriminatory conduct on the basis of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, culture, sexual orientation, social standing, or any other factor.

3. The physician must strive to use health care resources in a way that optimally benefits the patient, in keeping with fair, just, and prudent stewardship of the shared resources with which the physician is entrusted.

4. The physician must practise with conscience, honesty, integrity, and accountability, while always exercising independent professional judgement and maintaining the highest standards of professional conduct.

5. Physicians must not allow their individual professional judgement to be influenced by the possibility of benefit to themselves or their institution. The physician must recognise and avoid real or potential conflicts of interest. Where such conflicts are unavoidable, they must be declared in advance and properly managed.

6. Physicians must take responsibility for their individual medical decisions and must not alter their sound professional medical judgements on the basis of instructions contrary to medical considerations.

7. When medically appropriate, the physician must collaborate with other physicians and health professionals who are involved in the care of the patient or who are qualified to assess or recommend care options. This communication must respect patient confidentiality and be confined to necessary information.

8. When providing professional certification, the physician must only certify what the physician has personally verified.

9. The physician should provide help in medical emergencies, while considering the physician’s own safety and competence, and the availability of other viable options for care.

10. The physician must never participate in or facilitate acts of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading practices and punishments.

11. The physician must engage in continuous learning throughout professional life in order to maintain and develop professional knowledge and skills.

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