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CLIP 6537

Nurse suspended for offering prayer

Nurse suspended for offering prayer
Key Info
  • Nurse suspended for offering prayer
  • Duration: 01:23
  • A community nurse and committed Christian was suspended from her job in February 2009 because she had offered to pray for a patient. Caroline Petrie said she believed the people she cared for had 'spiritual needs' as well as physical and mental needs. The nurse was later reinstated. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 2 February 2009. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Religious Education


    Beliefs in Action in the World

  • Keywords: christianity, religious freedom, secularism, employment, health, conviction
Ideas for use in class
  • Exploring questions such as the right to express faith; conflicts between work and religious belief; the needs and rights of patients.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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