Conflict of Interest

  1. Hey,
    I have a question that I hope I can get some answers or help with! I have posted about my childbirth ed business here in the past. I work OB full time and teach childbirth ed classes for the hospital. I also teach private classes and do some postpartum support type care, etc. I planned to move into this full time in a few years as my health is slowly deteriorating (diabetes and heart disease) and I figure I will be unable to keep up with floor nursing in a year or two.
    Anyway, the hospital I work at has always offered their childbirth classes for free. Now they want to start charging a small fee and I have been told that I will have to stop teaching my private classes because of "conflict of interest" issues. Does anyone here know anything about this?
    I do not want to give up my "retirement job"! Help!!!!


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  3. by   nurturing_angel
    Anyone have any ideas please?
  4. by   caliotter3
    Most people would just continue doing what they're doing and not say anything. They sure don't want any competition do they? I don't know what you should do, but I don't agree about the conflict of interest. If anything it is the other way around. After all, you were charging for your services first weren't you? Now they want to take your little bit of income away from you? Just to be sure why don't you consult an attorney about this? It wouldn't hurt.

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