Gender inequities and being a physician-mom
“As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds day by day at an exponential rate, we as doctors have been called to duty in unprecedented ways. Speak with any physician in the last few weeks, and you will be hard-pressed to find one who didn’t feel an intrinsic obligation- indeed, wish- to rise to the occasion with an all-hands-on-deck attitude, despite the taxing and indefinite toll this will take. Speak with any physician mother, and you will quickly see that our intense drive to lead on the frontlines is matched with an equally intense anxiety about protecting and preserving the wellbeing of our families. Indeed, for most of us, the conflict between being a physician and mother has never felt greater.”
Tamara Goldberg is an internal medicine physician.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “The duality of being a physician-mom in the age of COVID-19.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2020/04/the-duality-of-being-a-physician-mom-in-the-age-of-covid-19.html)