• Why Doctors Need to Join the Fight Against Climate Change

    6 days ago - By Fortune

    The Declaration of Geneva , a modern version of the Hippocratic Oath, declares: "The health and well-being of my patient will be my first consideration." Beyond that, professional codes in many countries include the duty for physicians to protect public health, which requires a dual loyalty to our patients and the society.
    If doctors today want to fully uphold this responsibility, they need to take an active role in defending their patients from the adverse effects of climate change. Fortunately, by the nature of their profession, physicians are already well-suited to do so.
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