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UK nurse sacked over church comment

A 71-year-old nurse in the UK has apparently been sacked for suggesting during a training session that patients could become less stressed by going to church.  According to the BBC News:

Mr. Rao said that in the training exercise the woman had been playing the part of a patient with a life-threatening heart condition.

He said he told her she should go to church to alleviate stress.

Christian Legal Centre (CLC) director Andrea Minichiello Williams said the centre was now representing Mr. Rao and was considering legal action against his former employer.

Mr. Rao was suspended by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS and later dismissed after a disciplinary hearing.

American nurses have been abuzz in online discussion groups debating whether or not the action was just.   What are your thoughts on nurses praying with their patients? Tell us at



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