13 Oct 2017

Kiwi doctor spearheads global change

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 13 October 2017

An Auckland doctor's push to bring the mental health and well-being of medics to the forefront has led the World Medical Association to amend the Declaration of Geneva - the vow made by all doctors worldwide upon entering the profession. Sam Hazledine has been calling for change after looking into the "alarming" rates of stress, burnout and suicide, which he says has contributed to an increase in medical errors. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Dr Hazledine from Chicago, where the amendment is expected to be ratified at an international meeting on Saturday 14th October.