Many hail the FMLA as a success, 20 years on. But it’s far from perfect — especially in the eyes of doctors, who tell us the paperwork asks them to be soothsayers and places them in the middle of companies and their employees.
Posts Tagged: doctors
The Family and Medical Leave Act turns 20 this week. Medical professionals, we want to hear from you. Have you witnessed attempted abuse of the law? Do you feel trapped in the middle of a tense relationship between employer and employee? What’s your experience with the FMLA?
Straight from doctors’ mouths: What would make their lives better — and yours. Mostly, it’s time they say they need — and lots of financial change.
Too much paperwork? Better equipment? More time with patients? Help shape our ongoing coverage of health care by telling us what one change — tangible or intangible — would make your work and life as a health care provider better.
Modern terms emphasize the market relationship between “consumers” and “providers” over the personal. Does this reflect the modern reality of medical care or degrade the humanity of both parties?
It is remarkable how infrequently reportage on the health care debate charges into the big existential questions at the heart of illness and healing.