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Stanford program suggests Doctors need a “wife” to balance work and home life

Amazing post.

Dr. Jen Gunter

This morning I read a very interesting article in the Washington Post about a Stanford program aimed at reducing physician burnout in academia. The article starts with the story of Dr. Greg Gilbert, a divorced emergency medicine doctor with kids. Instead of being exhausted from shopping and cooking etc after his long shift he is greeted at home with boxes from Blue Apron and ready-made meals courtesy of a program from Stanford.

From the Post….

“This gives me more bandwidth at work,” Gilbert said. “And because I can hang out with my kids and not be exhausted all the time, I’m able to be the kind of parent I’d always hoped to be.”

The meals, housecleaning and a host of other services — babysitting, elder care, movie tickets, grant writing help, handyman services, dry cleaning pickup, speech training, Web support and more — are part of a groundbreaking new “time…

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