Health Issues and the Practicing Radiologist: Defining Concepts and Developing Recommendations for Leave Options and Policies Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2013.05.009 PMID: 24007608 Web of Science: 000324723300013

Cited authors

  • Heilbrun, Marta E.; Bender, Claire E.; Truong, Hang B.; Bluth, Edward I.


  • Radiologists today are faced with the challenges of maintaining and balancing individual and family health needs and the demands of the workplace. To provide the highest quality and safest care of our patients, a corresponding ethos of support for a healthy workforce is required. There is a paucity of targeted information describing protections for and maintenance of the health of the practicing radiologist, in both private and academic settings. However, a review of existing family and medical leave policies may be helpful to practice leaders and practicing radiologists as a platform for the development of strategic workforce plans. This writing, by members of the ACR Commission on Human Resources, addresses the following areas: (1) medical leave, (2) maternity and/or paternity leave, and (3) disability.

Publication date

  • 2013

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1546-1440

Start page

  • 695

End page

  • 701


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