Early sociologists examined (and still study) the impact of social gatherings on families.1 Family dining—while seemingly a lost art—can be a vehicle for busy professionals to assimilate themselves back into their relationships. This poll is inspired by a recent post in Diagnostic Imaging and the Great American Physician survey by our sister publication, Physicians Practice. We're interested in hearing from psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.
1. Bossard JHS. Family table talk: an area for sociological study. Am Sociol Rev. 1943;8:295.