Monday, February 02, 2009

Nurse suspended after offering to pray for patient’s recovery

by Anne Thomas
Monday, February 2, 2009

A Baptist community nurse has been suspended after she offered to pray for the recovery of an elderly patient during a home visit.

Caroline Petrie, from Weston Super Mare, says she had offered to pray for the patient after applying dressings to her legs but the offer was refused and she did not push the matter any further, reports the BBC.

"The woman mentioned it to the sister who did her dressing the following day. She said that she wasn't offended but was concerned that someone else might be,” she was quoted as saying by the BBC.

Mrs Petrie, 45, was suspended without pay on 17 December following a complaint from the patient to the North Somerset Primary Care Trust. the rest


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