Christian nurse suspended for offering to pray for patient returns to work
Caroline Petrie has been given permission to return to work by her employer, NHS North Somerset.
A statement on the PCT’s website warned staff that religious beliefs must always be secondary to patient care.
The statement said: ‘For nurses, whose principal role is giving nursing care, the initiative lies with the patient and not with the nurse.
‘Nurses like Caroline do not have to set aside their faith, but personal beliefs and practices should be secondary to the needs and beliefs of the patient and the requirements of professional practice.’
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