Health issues and the practicing radiologist: defining concepts and developing recommendations for leave options and policies

J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Sep;10(9):695-701. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2013.05.009.


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.

Keywords: Physician health; disability; family and medical leave act; maternity; medical leave.

MeSH terms

  • Family Leave*
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration*
  • Models, Organizational*
  • Needs Assessment
  • Organizational Policy*
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians' / organization & administration*
  • Radiology / organization & administration*
  • Sick Leave*
  • United States