Current Policies

WMA's policies on ethical and social issues


Title Tags Year Type
WMA Resolution on the Designation of an Annual Medical Ethics Day Medical Ethics Day 2003 Resolution
WMA Resolution on the Responsibility of Physicians in the Documentation and Denunciation of Acts of Torture or Cruel or Inhuman or Degrading Treatment Degrading Treatment, Ethics, Human Rights, Inhuman Treatment, Istanbul Protocol, Torture 2003 Resolution
WMA Resolution on the Non-Commercialisation of Human Reproductive Material Embryo Transfer, Ethics, Gametes, Reproductive Technology 2003 Resolution
WMA Statement on Advance Directives (“Living Wills”) Advance Directive, End-of-Life Care, Living Will, Patient Autonomy, Self-Determination 2003 Statement
WMA Statement on Forensic Investigations of the Missing Ethics, Forensic Medicine, ICRC, Military Personnel, Missing Persons, Standards, War 2003 Statement
WMA Statement on Violence and Health Advocacy, Data Collection, Medical Training, Prevention, Violence 2003 Statement
WMA Declaration of Washington on Biological Weapons Biological Weapons, Preparedness, Public Health, Resistance, Surveillance, Washington 2003 Declaration
WMA Resolution on Women’s Rights to Health Care and How That Relates to the Prevention of Mother-to-Child HIV Infection Antenatal Care, Discrimination, Health Care, HIV, Human Rights, Mother-to-Child Infection, Pregnancy, Prevention, Woman’s Rights 2002 Resolution
WMA Resolution on the Abuse of Psychiatry Abuse, Detention, Dissident, Political Prisoner, Psychiatry 2002 Resolution
WMA Resolution on Female Foeticide Discrimination, Female Foeticide, Gender Selection 2002 Resolution
WMA Resolution on Euthanasia Ethics, Euthanasia, Physician Assisted Suicide 2002 Resolution
WMA Declaration on Patient Safety Patient Safety, Prevention, Professionalism 2002 Declaration
WMA Statement on Safe Injections in Health Care AIDS, Disposable, Health Care, Health Personal, Hepatitis, HIV, Infection, Injections, Needle Stick Injury, Re-Usage, Safe injections, Safety, Sterile Equipment 2002 Statement
WMA Statement on Self-medication Information, Marketing, Prescription, Self-Medication 2002 Statement
WMA Declaration of Edinburgh on Prison Conditions and the Spread of Tuberculosis and Other Communicable Diseases Communicable Disease, Edinburgh, Prison, Tuberculosis 2001 Declaration