Kiwi Doctor behind proposed amendment to modern Hippocratic Oath

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Friday, 13 October 2017, 5:44PM
Dr Sam Hazeldine is behind an amendment to the Declaration of Geneva (Image / Getty Images)

A New Zealand doctor is about to change the international medical declaration doctors swear an oath to.

Queenstown's Dr Sam Hazledine's amendment to the Declaration of Geneva, a modern version of the Hippocratic Oath, will include a provision ensuring doctors make their own health and well being a priority too.

His research found stress and burnout among doctors is harming not only the physicians themselves, but patients too.

Dr Hazeldine joined Larry Williams Drive this afternoon to discuss his amendment.

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