Episode 45

Practice medicine or parent?: A workforce in crisis


October 27th, 2020

26 mins 49 secs

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About this Episode

Jobs in the health care industry often come with demanding hours and inflexible work scenarios. As back to school season has resulted in unusual and variable schooling scenarios, women are taking on a disproportional childcare duties while serving on the frontline of a global pandemic. The result? A workforce that is burned out at best and at worst—leaving the health care industry entirely. In this episode, Rae talks with Advisory Board's Sarah Hostetter and Lauren Rewers to discuss how big a problem childcare is for the health care workforce, how the Covid-19 epidemic has exacerbated existing workforce challenges, and how to embed flexibility in a way that works for everyone.


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