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Christian nurse takes crucifix row to tribunal


Honestly, this is completely rediculous. I'm sure this nurse is quite capable of ascertaining the risks and no doubt wouldn't contemplate wearing it if the risks were unacceptable. This is just a petty, nonsensical blame culture - hierarchy thing which seems to be so deeply ingrained in the field of nursing. I doubt a doctor would receive the same kind of petty treatment under similar circumstances. I'd also point out that if the chain was made of silver then the risk in terms of infection would be minimal as silver has significant antibacterial properties. Furthermore, allowing this person to wear her crucific is the least the nhs trust can do as a good will gesture - they probably owe her hundreds of pounds from meal breaks and time owed, as many nurses throughout the country cannot take breaks due to inadequate and often dangerous staffing levels.

Posted date

30 March, 2010

Posted time

1:42 am