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CEOM adopts March 12th as European Day to Fight Violence against Doctors and Health Professionals

05.12.2019

During CEOM Plenary Meeting in Lisbon (Portugal) on 29 November 2019, CEOM participants have unanimously adopted March 12th as European Day to Fight Violence against Doctors and Health Professionals. This will be a yearly occasion for all national medical Orders and Associations across Europe to raise awareness and say stop. During the same occasion, CEOM recognized professional burnout as a type of socio-psychological violence that doctors have to face in the workplace. Click here to check-out the outcomes of our Plenary Meeting in Lisbon.

Previously, CEOM has launched its European Observatory on Violence against doctors in Modena (Italy) in 2017 and adopted CEOM Statement on Violence against Doctors and Health Professionals in Madrid (Spain) in 2018.

The 46th Edition of the Healthcare Professionals Crossing Borders (HPCB) Update is now available

HPCB is a tri-annual newsletter reporting on key policy news from the European Union and around the world, and outcomes of EU and international meetings and conferences
29.11.2019

In this edition of the Healthcare Professional Crossing Borders (HPCB) Update, we take a look at the recent report published by the EMPL Committee of the European Parliament on labour mobility and recognition of professional qualifications, we have an exclusive article on the patient rights in cross-border healthcare Directive and we examine a new study on the role of nursing in European health policy.

CEOM Secretary-General, Dr. Jean-François RAULT, published a presentation article on the Observatory on Violence Against Doctors in this new edition.

HPCB strives to contribute to patient safety by working together to promote effective collaboration of cross-border healthcare, and free movement of healthcare professionals. We hope you enjoy the newsletter. As ever, if you have any articles to contribute to future editions, please contact the HPCB Secretariat.

Download here the 46th edition of the Healthcare Professional Crossing Borders (HPCB) Update

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CEOM joins the EU Coalition for Vaccination

In line with the objectives of the Council Recommendation on strengthened cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases, adopted on 7 December 2018, CEOM has joined the EU Coalition for Vaccination
13.11.2019

The Coalition for Vaccination brings together European associations of healthcare workers as well as relevant students´ associations in the field, to support delivering accurate information to the public, combating myths around vaccines and vaccination and exchanging best practice. The Coalition aims at contributing to obtain high vaccination coverage in the population and among health professionals through joining forces of different health professionals associations. Members of the coalition work cooperatively on an agreed set of activities. The work carried out by the Coalition at EU level shall be transposed and replicated at national level.

Seeing that the purpose of this Coalition is perfectly in line with CEOM’s missions and objectives, CEOM President Dr. José SANTOS expressed his will to make CEOM a member of the EU Coalition for Vaccination and to endorse the first Declaration by the Coalition.

The Coalition is currently co-chaired by:

  • The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)
  • The European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN)
  • The Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU)

As a follow-up on the kick-off meeting of the Coalition for Vaccination, the European Commission launched the Coalition page on its European Health Policy Platform (EHPPP) to encourage the sharing of good-practices between the Coalition members.

During its Plenary meeting held in Tirana in June 2019, CEOM organized a round-table on the challenges of vaccination in Europe as the main topic of discussion of the Plenary. CEOM members adopted unanimously CEOM Declaration on Vaccination that aims at encouraging governments and competent authorities to improve vaccination coverage on the European continent, to raise awareness among health professionals and to work more closely with the European Commission on this issue.

Check the Coalition’s first press release in preparation of the 1st Global Vaccination Summit, co-organized by WHO and by the European Commission in Brussels: “New coalition for vaccination brings together healthcare professional

CEOM strongly supports the first-ever World Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2019

18.09.2019

On the first-ever World Patient Safety Day on 17 September 2019, the World Health Organisation launched a global campaign to create awareness of patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to making healthcare safer.

For more information : WHO Patient Safety Day website

CEOM creates the European Observatory on Violence Against Doctors

11.09.2019

Objectives of the Observatory

On June 23rd 2017, the European Observatory on Violence Against Doctors was created on the initiative of CEOM President Dr. José Santos.

The European Observatory on Violence Against Doctors aims to:

  1. Gather objective data about the cases of violence (location, type of practice, type of violence, aggressor profile, etc.) in order to arrive at a correct evaluation of needs, followed by effective proposals for action
  2. Map of existing national mechanisms to adress these violence cases
  3. Give priority to an exchange of preventive tools, thereby opening the way to a sharing of experiences
  4. Take concrete measures with the adoption of an official position aimed at health professionals, the public and the authorities

Work Method

► A Working Group, animated by Dr. Roland Kerzmann as Rapporteur, with representatives from the European Association of Senior Hospital Doctors (AEMH).

External Communication

CEOM Secretary-General, Dr. Jean-François RAULT, published a presentation article on the Observatory on Violence Against Doctors in the 46th Edition of the Healthcare Professionals Crossing Borders (HPCB) Update (Winter 2019).

Interntional framewrok:

  • The World Medical Association's Statement on Violence and Health has been recently revised by the 70th WMA General Assembly in Tbilisi (Georgia), in October 2019

  • The World Medical Association's issued a Presse Release on the 28th of October 2019 regarding violence against doctors and Health Professionals, following a rising tide of violence reported from Central and South America, from India and Bangladesh, and from Germany. "Violence has become a significant public health challenge", said WMA President Dr. Miguel Jorge.

Meetings and presentations

2019

7 June                           Tirana, Albania

Presentation of AEMH - Association Européenne des Médecins Hospitaliers Seniors - on violence against doctors

2018
30 November                      Madrid, Spain                      

CEOM Declaration on Violence Against Doctors and Health Professionals

Statement on Violence against doctors and health professionals by Dr. R. Kerzmann, CEOM 1st Vice-President

15 June     Timisoara, Romania 

Presentation of the Portuguese Medical Order by Dr. J. De Deus, FEMS President

General updates by Dr. R. Kerzmann, CEOM 1st Vice-President

 

2017
8 December                        Paris, France                            

Presentation of the CEOM questionnaire and exchange of views – Dr. R. Kerzmann, CEOM 1st Vice-President

Presentation of the Spanish Observatory on Violence by Dr. J. M. Huerta

23 June Modena, Italy Launch of the European Observatory on Violence by Dr. R. Kerzmann

 

2016
2 December Paris, France Introductry presentation of the topic of Violence against doctors

 

CEOM adopts a Declaration on Vaccination in Tirana

30.06.2019

During the Plenary meeting in Tirana, the challenges of vaccination in Europe were the main topic of discussion. CEOM members adopted unanimously a Declaration on Vaccination that to encourage governments and competent authorities to improve vaccination coverage on the European continent, to raise awareness among health professionals and to work more closely with the European Commission on this issue.

Download the Declaration in PDF here

European Medical Organisations’ Statement on Supporting Vaccination

20.12.2018

European medical organisations, including CEOM, reaffirm that the prevention of communicable diseases through vaccination is safe and very effective. Immunisation through vaccination is the best protection we have against serious, even deadly, diseases. European medical organisations call on governments and legislators to assure that vaccination programmes are supported in the best interest of European citizens.

Find the Statement here : European Medical Organisations’ Statement on Supporting Vaccination

CEOM Statement on Violence against Doctors and Health Professionals - Madrid, November 2018

CEOM calls on all stakeholders to protect doctors and health professionals from all types of violence
30.11.2018

On the basis of a survey of the situations existing in all European countries, the organizations participating in the CEOM adopted a statement condemning violence against doctors and health professionals. CEOM is urging governments and all concerned parties to be aware of the issue and to take all necessary measures to ensure access to quality care for all patients by protecting the freedom and safety of medical personnel and healthcare facilities.

Download the Statement in PDF version

CEOM adopts its Charter on Regulation of the European Medical Profession

30.11.2018

Considering the importance of, and the need for, professional self-regulation of physicians, the European Council of Medical Orders (CEOM) adopted in Madrid the Charter on Regulation of the European Medical Profession. The purpose of medical regulation is to protect citizens, ensuring that medicine is practiced by qualified individuals, with credentials that certify their continuing professional competence, generating social trust in medicine.

Download the Charter here : CEOM adopts its Charter on Regulation of the European Medical Profession

CEOM updates its Deontological Guidelines in Madrid

30.11.2018

In 2010, the CEOM decided to update the Principles of European Medical Ethics of 1987 by distinguishing between Ethics, meaning the moral thought which subtends action of what constitutes the Deontology, which is a codified concrete action inspired by moral thought. In June 2011, the European Charter of Medical Ethics was adopted. Since then, the CEOM participants draft Deontological Guidelines. In June 2013, the CEOM adopted its first Deontological Guidelines. These Guidelines have been updated in November 2018 during CEOM Plenary Meeting in Madrid.

Download CEOM Deontological Guidelines updated in Madrid here : CEOM Deontological Guidelines - Madrid 2018

CEOM supports the recognition of the Doctor-Patient Relationship as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO

30.11.2018

CEOM supports and adheres to the initiative promoted by the Forum of the Medical Profession of Spaini and the Portuguese Medical Association to defend and strengthen the Doctor-Patient Relationship by requesting its recognition as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO)

Download the Support Declaration here : CEOM proposal to recognise the Doctor-Patient Relationship as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO

Plenary meeting in Madrid hosted by the Spanish Medical Council

in spanish
29.11.2018

Más de 40 representantes de 17 Órdenes Médicas se reúnen en el CGCOM para abordar las condiciones en las que se ejerce la Medicina en Europa

Más de 40 representantes de las 17 Organizaciones Médicas que integran el Consejo Europeo de Órdenes Médicas (CEOM) se reúnen a partir de hoy y por espacio de dos días en la sede del Consejo General de Colegios de Médicos (CGCOM) para abordar una amplia agenda de temas como las condiciones en las que se ejerce la Medicina en los diferentes países europeos

Fuente Medicos y Pacientes : http://medicosypacientes.com/articulo/mas-de-40-representantes-de-17-ord...

La crisis de la programación de los recursos humanos en el ámbito de la medicina, el acceso a la Atención Primaria durante los fines de semana o las noches, las nuevas contribuciones a la Carta Europea de Ética Médica, un nuevo estudio para el Observatorio Europeo de Demografía Médica, el Observatorio Europeo de la Violencia contra los Médicos, y la propuesta para apoyar la Relación Médico-Paciente como Patrimonio Inmaterial de la Humanidad de la UNESCO también forman parte del programa de este encuentro.

Por parte de España participan miembros de la Comisión Permanente del CGCOM, encabezados por su presidente, Dr. Serafín Romero, además del secretario gral. Dr. José María Rodríguez Vicente, delegado habitual del CEOM junto con el Dr. José Ramón Huerta, presidente del Colegio de Médicos de Soria.

HPCB's 42nd Update

Healthcare Professional Crossing Borders
06.07.2018

Please find the link to the 42nd edition of the Healthcare Professional Crossing Borders (HPCB) Crossing Borders Update here.

In this edition we look at the European Commission's analysis of the European professional card and alert mechanism. We also hear from the British Medical Association (BMA) on its Keeping Europe Healthy event, and from the new Joint Tender entitled Support for the hEalth workforce planning and forecasting Expert Network (SEPEN). FEDCAR, CPME/CED and PGEU have also provided us with their views on the new Proportionality Test Directive.

 

Finally, we are pleased to announce that the next HPCB conference will be co-hosted by the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI). More details are to come - don't forget to save the date on 4 February 2019 in Dublin, Ireland.

 

HPCB strives to contribute to patient safety by working together to promote effective collaboration of cross-border healthcare, and free movement of healthcare professionals.

 

The Crossing Borders Update is a tri-annual newsletter reporting on key policy news from the European Union and around the world, and outcomes of EU and international meetings and conferences. 

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CEOM welcomes the release of all members of the Turkish Medical Association

Physicians have a duty to alert governments to long-term health effects of armed conflict
06.02.2018

CEOM learned with dismay the arrest for "treason" and Turkish Medical Associations leaders (TTB) on January 30th.

CEOM fully supports our Turkish colleagues in their public statement that war is a public health problem according to their ethical and humanitarian duties.

CEOM strongly denounces these attacks on freedom of expression, right to health and access to healthcare.

CEOM joins other international medical Associations such as WMA and CPME in calling on the Turkish Authorities to immediately release the TTB leaders, our physicians colleagues and support the following statement: https://www.wma.net/news-post/global-medical-bodies-in-joint-call-to-pre...

Modern Physicians' pledge approved by World Medical Association

16.11.2017

A modern successor to the Hippocratic Oath for physicians around the world has been approved by the World Medical Association.

Physician leaders, meeting at the WMA’s annual General Assembly in Chicago, today approved revisions to the Declaration of Geneva, which was adopted by the Association in 1948.

Read here the full press release of the World Medical Association. 

     WMA Declaration of Geneva 

Adopted by the 2nd General Assembly of the World Medical Association, Geneva, Switzerland, September 1948
and amended by the 22nd World Medical Assembly, Sydney, Australia, August 1968
and the 35th World Medical Assembly, Venice, Italy, October 1983
and the 46th WMA General Assembly, Stockholm, Sweden, September 1994
and editorially revised by the 170th WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2005
and the 173rd WMA Council Session, Divonne-les-Bains, France, May 2006
and amended by the 68th WMA General Assembly, Chicago, United States, October 2017

 

The Physician’s Pledge

AS A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION:

I SOLEMNLY PLEDGE to dedicate my life to the service of humanity;

THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF MY PATIENT will be my first consideration;

I WILL RESPECT the autonomy and dignity of my patient;

I WILL MAINTAIN the utmost respect for human life;

I WILL NOT PERMIT considerations of age, disease or disability, creed, ethnic origin, gender, nationality, political affiliation, race, sexual orientation, social standing or any other factor to intervene between my duty and my patient;

I WILL RESPECT the secrets that are confided in me, even after the patient has died;

I WILL PRACTISE my profession with conscience and dignity and in accordance with good medical practice;

I WILL FOSTER the honour and noble traditions of the medical profession;

I WILL GIVE to my teachers, colleagues, and students the respect and gratitude that is their due;

I WILL SHARE my medical knowledge for the benefit of the patient and the advancement of healthcare;

I WILL ATTEND TO my own health, well-being, and abilities in order to provide care of the highest standard;

I WILL NOT USE my medical knowledge to violate human rights and civil liberties, even under threat;

I MAKE THESE PROMISES solemnly, freely, and upon my honour.

 

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