I've been here before and found tremendous support. Thank you all!
But now I'm so torn I just do not know what to do. I am HepC positive nurse working on a med surg floor at a small hospital. I am about to start treatment. I do have to let my employer know something due to the possibly debilitating side effects. I am so scared to come out with the truth, and I am so scared not too. Living this lie is just eating me up inside. I know in my heart that I am not a risk to my patients, in fact they are more of a risk to me. But still I feel that it is my responsiblitly to come clean and at the same time I'm afraid of the consequences. Am I unethical by not disclosing? After all, I do start IVs and do wound care...is that considered "invasive procedures"?
Does anyone have any advice for me? Any experiences that may be similar to mine? Please help.