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Nurse Suspended for Offering to Pray for Elderly Patient's Recovery

From The Telegraph 1st February 2009 I thought this was rather a sad comment on our times............ A committed Christian, has been accused by her employers of failing to demonstrate a “personal and professional commitment to equality and diversity”.

The employee says she has never forced her own religious beliefs on anyone but politely inquired if the elderly patient wanted her to pray for her – either in the woman’s presence or after the nurse had left the patient’s home.

It seems that the patient had said she was not offended by the prayer offer but argued that someone else might have been.

The nurse was suspended in December and faces disciplinary action over the incident.

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