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If you worked/were a student in healthcare at a hospital, would you consult your own psychiatric department for diagnosis and treatment/psychotherapy if you needed?

Asked by Nuggetmunch (494points) March 4th, 2020

or would you prefer going to a private clinic to consult someone that has no direct relation to your workplace?
And in both instances, why?

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I work for a state agency that oversees mental health care. We are also a direct provider of mental health care for people without insurance or very poor insurance coverage.

I can see there could clearly be a conflict of interest for an employee to ask for care from colleagues. It’s not impossible for that to be overcome, but it would require a level of cooperation that would be difficult to maintain across all levels of the organization.

A lot depends on your insurance. I know that employees who work for Kaiser have to use the in-house insurance utilizing Kaiser resources.

Best of luck to you.

Nuggetmunch's avatar

@Hawaii_Jake thank you. What do you mean by “conflict of interest”?

Dutchess_III's avatar

He means it could be questioned by upper level management.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I’d keep anything personal out of the workplace.
That would also include dating anyone that I worked with.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

A conflict of interest is a situation in which the concerns or aims of two different parties are incompatible.

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