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Christian nurse takes crucifix row to tribunal

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I think the Trust is right. A nurse's uniform is not a platform on which to advertise the wearer's personal beliefs, whatever those beliefs may be. Ostentation in any form does not become a professional nurse. I Know that's an old-fashioned view, but just because a view is old-fashioned doesn't make it invalid. My experience is that patients have confidence in nurses who look clean, neat, tidy and wear their uniform unadorned. As a patient I prefer nurses who don't wear excessive make-up, nail-varnish, personal jewellery, visible tattoos or perfume. I dislike the smell of stale tobacco too. I think my views are shared my a majority of patients. I've just retired after practising continuously for 53 years. I'm a man.

Posted date

29 March, 2010

Posted time

2:33 pm

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