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The case of Sarah Kuteh: what does it tell us about evangelism and spiritual care?

Another story of a nurse sacked for praying with patients and talking about Jesus has hit the headlines in the last few days. It does seem to be a recurring theme! The facts of the case are a bit sketchy. Sarah Kuteh, who has 15 […]

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The NMC Case against Pauline Cafferkey: a working example of ‘Compassion Deficit Disorder’ in nursing leadership?

It is hard to find anyone who thinks the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) did the right thing in taking Pauline Cafferkey to a misconduct hearing. If you missed the story, Cafferkey is a nurse who volunteered to work in Sierra Leone at the peak […]

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Excluding the spiritual from patient care: what is the NMC up to?

In some ways, it speaks of the nature of our times that we have created a special category of care and labelled it ‘spiritual’.  In truth, all nursing and medical care has recognised that spiritual needs exist and need to be paid attention to as part of the proper […]