I am hoping some of you here can help me. At my old hospital I had a patient who was a medical student. He had a lot of issues to work through but he and I shared a very therapeutic rapport.
I recently moved to a new city in another state and accepted a new job. During the interview I toured the unit, and saw the former patient's name and picture on a resident list posted on the wall.
Yikes! I don't know what exactly to do. I obviously can't go to HR or my manager for ethical advice because that would breach confidence. If/when I see him, should I act like I have never met him before? I just don't want it to be an elephant in the room. I don't want to make him uncomfortable, because after all he was "here first." If the economy was better I would decline the job offer.
I know residents come and go and there is a possibility I may not even see him. I am 100% comfortable with working with him but again I don't want to make him feel uncomfortable or distressed.
Thanks in advance.