Berlin - The upcoming 122nd German Doctors' Day in Münster (May 28 to 31, 2019) will focus on the topic of medical health. This has now been decided by the board of the German Medical Association (). The 2017 Geneva Vow Declaration states that doctors should look after their own health, wellbeing and abilities in order to be able to provide treatment at the highest level.
“We are making the passage from Geneva Pledge and take look inside, ”wrote Gerald Quitterer, President of the Bavarian Medical Association and member of the board of the BÄK, also in the January / February edition of the Bayerisches Ärzteblatt. It is "about the person doctor". Maintaining one's own health should be given different priority.
According to Quitterer, it is at time when all-round availability is required Medical services urgently need to talk about what doctors can and must do. The question should be asked against the background of one billion doctor-patient contacts per year in Germany, an average of 17 per patient, he said.
It is true that every patient at any time and at any time is correct Receive the necessary medical treatment based on the latest scientific knowledge. Overflowing the emergency room of hospital with minor illnesses is not one of them.
“The demands for appointments to be made around the clock and for more and more consultation hours serve false expectations among patients and bring us doctors into dilemma. In the position of those who, on the one hand, are not allowed to send the patients away, on the other hand, treat the need and thus in turn feed the patient's expectation of 24-hour supply of sensitivities, "writes Quitterer.
Doctor's health means compliance the working time laws in the hospitals as well as the relief of the medical on-call service, as was made possible in Bavaria by its reorganization. A healthy “work-life balance” does not succeed where the job makes you sick: Due to the compression of working hours as result of increasing commercialization and economization. This is finding its way into where corporations in the health care sector are spreading and demanding performance figures.
"I state that someone who has never stood at an operating table cannot understand that an operating theater is not an assembly line, but high-risk area is “, writes Bavaria's chief medical officer. Instead, laws regulating medical practice and statements that have nothing to do with appreciation of the profession would come at ever shorter intervals, "because of course we doctors also do sports in our free time - and that is to be welcomed".