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  1. Anna Baverstock1,
  2. Fiona Finlay2
  1. 1 General Paediatrics, Taunton and Somerset Hospital, Taunton, UK
  2. 2 Community Child Health Dept, Virgin Healthcare, Bath
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anna Baverstock, Community Child Health, Taunton and Somerset Hospital, Taunton TA1 5DA, UK; anna.baverstock{at}

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We bring work home, and home to work, and it is all life. If the phrase work–life balance was accurate, it would mean that life only applied to home/leisure activities or that while working we are not living.1

Balance also does not make sense. At a two-dimensional level, if …

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