We created Medworld with a simple idea: to improve the well-being of the medical profession and every doctor in it.
As doctors, we dedicate our lives to the well-being of others and so often end up sacrificing our own in the process; and that's not noble, it's just reckless.
Doctor burnout is real. Its consequences are real too: depersonalisation, poor patient care, and strained personal lives. Yes, we’re doctors, but we’re also fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, husbands and wives. We’re people with hobbies and interests outside of the medical profession. We need to remember that.
Looking after ourselves and the quality of our lives is an essential part of looking after the lives of everyone else in our community. People in need; people who are hurt, people who need our help to heal. People who might be facing the most difficult and terrifying challenge in their lives. We’re their hope. We’re their guidance. They are counting on us. But we can’t do this if we’re sick too.
We all know this, we've seen this, and we know we need to evolve. We must do a better job of looking after each other.
In 2016, Medworld successfully lobbied the World Medical Association to amend the Declaration of Geneva (the modern-day Hippocratic Oath) to include:
I will attend to my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard.
Medworld continues to advocate for, educate and work towards better health and well-being for all doctors.
Let’s be better together.