What is The Handbook of WMA Policy?
The Handbook of WMA Policy is issued as a record of the World Medical Association's stance on a variety of ethical and social issues. The issues are usually important factors in human health and are relevant to physicians world-wide. Some of the Declarations have needed revision in the light of new knowledge, or to improve the sometimes awkward wording, inevitable when people of different tongues deliberate together. This dynamic process shows that the WMA is a constantly evolving, unique organization, ideal to act as a protector of patients' best interests, and as advocates for the medical profession.
Policies adopted by the WMA General Assembly, Durban, South Africa, October 2014
- Declaration on the Protection of Healthcare Workers in Situations of Violence
- Statement on Aesthetic Treatment
- Statement on the Ethical Guidelines for the International Migration of Health Workers (Revised)
- Statement on the Prevention of Air Pollution and Vehicle Emissions
- Statement on Solitary Confinement
- Statement on Water and Health (Revised)
- Resolution on Ebola Viral Disease
- Resolution on Unproven Therapy and the Ebola Virus
- Resolution on the Non-Commercialization of Human Reproductive Material (Revised)
- Resolution on Migrant Workers' Health and Safety in Qatar
Full version of Handbook of WMA Policies (single-sided pdf) (double-sided pdf for printout) - File size: 1.5MB
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