Quote from Laurie52
Most of these physicals have the person fill out a history form. Are you saying that you don't have to be truthful when doing that?
Well, it's not like perjury, where you are punished if you don't tell the truth, the whole truth, and so on. People omit things on their health histories all the time. And the way people with mental illness are treated in this culture, who can blame them?
Frankly, I wouldn't be caught dead with my bipolar II diagnosis on an employee health record ever again; as I've learned to my sorrow, there are too many ways that can be used against a healthcare worker. For despite efforts at education and public awareness campaigns such as the one Allnurses is featuring this month, healthcare professionals are all too frequently guilty of stereotyping their psychiatrically "challenged" colleagues. Pardon the expression, but no way
would a sane person disclose such a diagnosis if they have any choice at all.