RE: Religious rituals in healthcare8th January 2017, 00:28
(7th January 2017, 01:26)robvalue Wrote: I'd say that healthcare as a whole should be purely secular. If the staff want to go pray for people in private during their breaks, then they can fill their boots.
I don't think I'd have a problem with a religious figure coming to visit a patient on their request in the hospital, as long as it didn't inconvenience anyone else or compromise the care in any way. Of course, this should mean that any religion would be permissible, or none at all.
I think the biggest problem is staff assuming a patient wants religious interference without request. That's just preaching and is unprofessional.
Entirely secular ?!
But where would be the fun in denying medical care for evolved pathogens to suffering fundies and evangelicals whose 1st amendment religious rights are being totally respected since they don't believe pathogens can evolve ?