‘We should be better than this’: Health care industry flounders on paid family leave

For a growing number of Americans, 12 weeks of paid leave from work after the birth of a child, or to care for an ailing family member, is standard.For many health care providers, including physicians and nurses, the reality of paid leave is much different.“Many physicians do not have paid leave available,” Santina Wheat, MD, MPH, vice chair of diversity, equity and inclusion in the department of family and community medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, at Northwestern University, told Healio Gastroenterology. “My own leave was a combination of short-term disabilityRead More

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