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Christian nurse takes crucifix row to tribunal


This is way out of proportion. The first things you are told during your training are what you can and can't wear, how to should look and how you should act. Why is it that when you qualify you think you can change this and do what you want. Wearing a crucifix is not like wearing a pair of shoes with a slightly higher heel then allowed. You are obviously able to have an opinion and can, if necessary, voice that opinion in the right area. You can also seek to change things in the right manner. I have no religious beliefs but respect others that do. I once looked after a patient who had strong religious beliefs and who spoke to me over zealously. I found this offensive but just let him talk and did not react. This is how I thought nurses should be. Alternatively, as a patient, I would feel uncomfortable with a nurse who expressed religious views unless asked to do so. We have a life outside nursing where we can express our views. Lets stick to simply nursing whilst in the work area and abide by the regulations we are informed about from day 1.

Posted date

30 March, 2010

Posted time

12:58 pm