TITLE

Patient catechism: no prayers please

AUTHOR(S)
Spooner, Mary Helen
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/31/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 7, pE6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Caroline Petrie, a British nurse who was suspended after offering to pray for a patient has been reinstated following an investigation by the National Health Service (NHS) in 2009. Andrew Fergusson of the Christian Medical Fellowship said some staff may have overinterpreted the NHS guidelines on religion and diversity. Moreover, Fergusson referred the new set of NHS guidelines which does not ban prayer, but warns that religious beliefs should not affect patient care.
ACCESSION #
37371377

 

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