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GMS Z Med Ausbild. 2012;29(2):Doc35. doi: 10.3205/zma000805. Epub 2012 Apr 23.

Family and career-conscious hospitals - problem areas and necessary steps.

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University Hospital Ulm, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychotherapy, Ulm, Germany. joerg.fegert@uniklinik-ulm.de

Abstract

This paper aims to describe the wide range of compatibility issues between work in the medical profession and the family. Several topics are intertwined and overlap in some areas. Family friendliness in curative medicine, healthcare, medical studies and the training, specialisation and CPD of doctors is a key theme in the current debate on the future of health and family policies. The rising proportion of women and changes in the medical community characterise the future of medicine. Topics such as working hours and organisation of work, as well as family support and maternity leave, must be discussed further and in particular regarding employees in the health services. This overview will describe where Germany has issues, what is already being done well in the hospitals but could still be improved.

KEYWORDS:

Career planning; career-family balance; family research; flexible working models; medical profession

PMID:
22558032
PMCID:
PMC3339703
DOI:
10.3205/zma000805
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