This position should constitute a bare minimum. While considerations need to be made for smaller groups and unique employment scenarios, the described benefits dictate that for the well-being of the physician, their family, and patients, paid leave be provided wherever possible. As not all positions offer all benefits, a reasonable standard would be that family leave is comparable to short-term disability, so paid family leave should be offered whenever short-term disability is. As a profession that strives to be both evidence-based and beneficent, we should advocate for a policy at least as generous as the federal government provides its employees.
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