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This research paper highlights the 90-plus hour weeks worked by Nigerian female doctors in an under-resourced health system, at the detriment of their family life. They use coping strategies for their grueling life schedule, such as employing uneducated “house-helps” to care for their children, inviting family members to move in with them to provide informal childcare, and seeking emergency emotional support from sympathetic colleagues as a way of enduring stress. This extreme negative spillover between home and work responsibilities risks exhausted doctors making mistakes, and has driven many to seek a better work-life balance in western countries.
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(2021), "Tracking the search for an elusive work-life balance sweet spot: Nigerian insights on the lifestyle challenges of female doctors", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 29 No. 4, pp. 15-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-03-2021-0049
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