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Suspended for being a Christian

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21-Sep-2009 1:24 pm

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21-Sep-2009 7:02 pm

yeah, 'is it cos I is Christian man!!?'

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23-Sep-2009 10:32 am

It's interesting that in a supposedly Christian country our nurses are penalised for showing their faith, whilst muslims are allowed to where scarves on the ward showing their faith.

I agree it's a total waste of time and energy.

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Glen Humphries

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24-Sep-2009 12:36 pm

I don't know the details, but it's probably because of the infection risk of wearing jewelry - religious or otherwise. Let's not get hysterical and turn this into a xenophobic tirade or a ridiculous Christians v Muslims fight.

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Glen Humphries

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24-Sep-2009 3:11 pm

I don't know the details, but it's probably because of the infection risk of wearing jewelry - religious or otherwise. Let's not get hysterical and turn this into a xenophobic tirade or a ridiculous Christians v Muslims fight.

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24-Sep-2009 3:51 pm

The NHS is going to find it increasingly difficult to recruit, train or retain good nurses. They don't even know how to CARE for their own staff ensuring Equality and Diversity and Human Rights are in place for them much less ensuring the NHS Constitution is applicable to all.

In this time of economic constraints you would think people would have better things to do with the publics money and NHS time than persecute and disqualify a nurse with over 30 years of experience so close to retirement. What a good advertisement for nursing. Who would want to enter the nursing profession when we don't even know how to treat our own staff with dignity, respect and compassion! I am totally disgusted. If after 30 years no patient has died from infection or injuried themselves or the nurse due to the cross around her neck then its really sad that in this so call world of evidence-based practice the nurse is not allowed to continue wearing it for only 8 months incase patients get MRSA, C Diff E.Coli etc and incase she pokes the patient's eye out with it or gets strangled by the patient with it. How ridiculous.

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25-Sep-2009 8:53 pm

Spot on, who wants to be a carer, a nurse for that matter knowing that nurses are not looked after by the so called managers who are more often than not, so quick to find fault and make scapegoats of dedicaded, experience and knowledgeable staff?

And enough of the load of bollucks about jewlleries and infection control. Wristwatches, bangles and rings with stones, yes because one is not able to wash hands properly but it really beats me how a stud earring and a short thin chain can pose an infection control risk or how anyone will get hurt by a patient pulling on such. We might as well not wear spectacles or nurse in the

Evidently, most nurses are now just in the profession to pay the bills but not because it gives them the joy and satisfaction knowing that they have contributed to someone getting better and feeling well, the basic etho of nursing so to say.

Can the NHS stop being so petty, stop wasting our time and money and endeavour to look after the hard working nurses who are constantly striving to give their best in the worst cases?

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lolita eichman

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13-Oct-2009 9:48 pm

To be honest anyone who persists in giving credence to the notion that there is an infinite, omniscent, omnipotent eternal consiousness out there whose sole interest is a mutated ape on a tiny rocky planet amongst a hundred billion galaxies whose existence is in flat contravention of the most fundamental laws of physics, chemistry, and biology and in whose image we are apparently made, is probably someone who would be marginally safer around vulnerable people after undergoing a radical incisive neurosurgical procedure with an angle grinder

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Adedapo Haastrup

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25-Oct-2009 9:05 pm

Dont be bothered about issues relating to xenophobic tirades.Here is a Nurse who has worked hard all her life.No need to argue about the existence of God or is omnipotence.the issue is she has her own personal beliefs which gives her comfort in a stressful work like ours 'Nursing'.Why cant her views be respected.Shes only Human and should be allowed to practice are religion.Freedom of religion.She has her own entitlement to Human Rights hasnt she?Her case shold be reviewed please.This country was Founded on Christian values and truths. Check history and youlld see.Why are other religious practices given preceedence over our Foundational Christian ideaologies,these ideas were used by fonding Fathers to Build the country to its present level of growth.

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Stuart Sorensen

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26-Oct-2009 0:55 am

There is another persepective here Adedapo. There is no human right to follow religious beliefs to the detriment of others - it's a qualified right (article 9 ECHR). Have a look at my blog to get a sense of the other side of the argument.

http://stuartsorensen.wordpress.com/nursing-religion-and-the-code/

Cheers,

Stuart

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laura collins

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23-Mar-2010 2:19 am

From the links you have put in your blogs. I think it is not because it was suspended because she is a Christian. It is on our policy that we should not wear any jewelry during our shift but prefer to hide inside your uniforms/scrubs for it is in our rules for health and safety policy.
But supposed to talk about this topic: as Christian anyone don't have the right to cease or suspend us because of our religion. They should be more justifiable in every way and need not accuse once religion.

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3-Jun-2011 3:27 pm

They should not suspended us due to religion factor, as long as we can perform well in our daily core business.

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Amy Garside

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7-Sep-2012 11:32 am

I think religion was not an issue in that case. Any necklace with a dangling pendant in it must not be worn by nurses to avoid injury or accidents. Had it been a dangling pendant without a cross in it, the sanction would have been the same.

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23-Jan-2013 10:41 pm

Thirty years Experience, all the people that this lady has cared for over that time "Unbelievable" Lets put her up against a wall. What is the NHS Human Resource department thinking of? This is not a disciplinary case it sounds like a case of bullying by who ever told her to take her cross and chain off to me!! The treatment our Nurses have to put up with in this NHS from Senior Managers is an abomination.
GOD BLESS ALL THE CARING NURSES OUT THERE.

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