Good Health and Well-Being

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Work-Life Balance and Healthy Living for Healthcare Professionals

  • Lynette SteeleEmail author
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From a broader perspective, the concept of work-life balance is described as the ability of the individual to meet the demands of both work and non-work life adequately. According to Davis and Tuttle (2017), “the concept of work-life balance reflects an individual’s simultaneous engagement with work and non-work social roles, taking into account the relationships with other social actors implicated in work and non-work (usually family) life.”


Role expectations and responsibilities between the domains of work and life are often in conflict, impacting the physical and mental well-being of the individual (Hammig et al. 2009). The concept of work-life balance captures the reconcilability between the work and the private domains and can be...

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  1. 1.Women’s Health and Well-beingPrivate Medical PracticeCape TownSouth Africa

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