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Spouse with Cancer

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by rmerryfield88 rmerryfield88 (New) New

Specializes in Med/Tele, IMC. Has 10 years experience.

Like a little guidance , my wife has gastric cancer that has metastasized to her peritoneal area and will be back on IV chemo Medications next week, my employer continues to send me to hot zone covid unit, should I resign and look elsewhere?

JadedCPN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Pediatric Float, PICU, NICU. Has 15 years experience.

I'm sorry to hear about your wife's cancer. I completely understand your fear and desire to keep her safe, and I think it is absolutely reasonable to resign and look elsewhere if you guys are able to maintain financial stability in between jobs.

Have you tried moving your request up the chain of command?

Sour Lemon

Has 9 years experience.

1 hour ago, rmerryfield88 said:

Like a little guidance , my wife has gastric cancer that has metastasized to her peritoneal area and will be back on IV chemo Medications next week, my employer continues to send me to hot zone covid unit, should I resign and look elsewhere?

Sometimes I think working on a covid unit might be safer, because you know everyone there has it and you take the proper precautions.

I worked in behavioral health one night several weeks ago, and a patient I had close, sustained contact with tested positive for covid despite testing negative before admission to the unit.

You should do what you feel is best, of course ...but it seems like it's everywhere. Best wishes to your family.

RNperdiem, RN

Has 14 years experience.

Does your management know? I noticed a while back that I wasn't getting floated out. When I asked, the managers decided since my husband was very ill with cancer, they would not float me to the Covid unit. I was touched, because I would never have asked, but they were being very considerate.

rmerryfield88

Specializes in Med/Tele, IMC. Has 10 years experience.

I did speak with the covid task force and they stated it was up to the manager and he knows that my wife is getting iv chemo meds and still iam floated , so iam going to speak with him about this and if they cant exclude me then I will have to resign. I have to keep her safe, I could not live with myself if I gave her covid and I could have prevented it.