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Keep in mind this happened in the UK, not here, so the laws and even the medical association guidelines are not the same here - I'm not asking about what's "legal" - I'm asking if the doctor is right and this is religious discrimination against him?
He makes the argument that if someone had gone to a rekei practitioner, they wouldn't be faulted for giving their philosophical advice.Answer Question
Answer by RyansMom001 at 4:24 PM on Jun. 14, 2012
Answer by SWasson at 4:28 PM on Jun. 14, 2012
Answer by Koukla12905 at 4:33 PM on Jun. 14, 2012
He's a general practitioner, not a priest, not an alternative med practitioner. I'd say he was out of bounds with the comments he offered the patient, and I don't agree that it was due to religious discrimination that he was given a warning. I feel bad for the patient, though, and hope he was able to find some appropriate help from another doctor.
Answer by jsbenkert at 4:51 PM on Jun. 14, 2012
Answer by Dardenella at 5:18 PM on Jun. 14, 2012
Answer by KristiS11384 at 5:54 PM on Jun. 14, 2012
Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 8:08 PM on Jun. 14, 2012
I googled the medical centre because I wanted to know if it was private or NHS. It is NHS however, they clearly state that it is a Christian medical centre.
The six partners are all practising Christians from a variety of churches and their faith guides the way in which they view their work and responsibilities to the patients and employees. The Partners feel that the offer of talking to you on spiritual matters is of great benefit. If you do not wish this, that is your right and will not affect your medical care.
Please tell the doctor (or drop a note to the Practice Manager) if you do not wish to speak on matters of faith.
The only question that remains is, did the patient inform them that he did not wish to discuss matters of faith?
Answer by beeky at 9:45 AM on Jun. 15, 2012
You can go to any doctor you want and you would be amazed at just how many practices there are. I lived in a small village 4 miles from the city of Hereford. We had a practice in the village just a 5 minute stroll from my house. The hours were limited per day but the main practice in the city was only a 10 minute drive. Plus the hospital and all the other practices in the area. We had 4 doctors (2 or the ones I knew are still there) but only one was on duty in the village while the other 3 were on duty in the main practice.
If I needed a doctor, I was in that day.
Answer by beeky at 11:52 AM on Jun. 15, 2012
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