nursing and religion

  1. We have a nurse at work that after being there about 4 years can't work weekends due to her religion. and of course she also has multiple sabbath days also.Don't most religions exclude medical from their weekend sabbaths? just curious
    •  
  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Zee_RN
    I work on my holy days. Yes, I'm considered absolved if I make every effort on other days to attend as I should.

    We have a physician who strictly observes Sabbath and Holy Days and is basically unreachable Friday sundown to Saturday sundown and she is the only physician in her practice! Sometimes you can get someone covering for her but most of the time you just wait...or call the primary (the physician is Infectious Disease, so she's a consultant).
  4. by   kewlnurse
    Originally posted by kjmta57:
    We have a nurse at work that after being there about 4 years can't work weekends due to her religion. and of course she also has multiple sabbath days also.Don't most religions exclude medical from their weekend sabbaths? just curious
    My savior died on what we consider Easter, yet i still work it, sounds like this person is using it as an excuse to get out of working weekends, and any religion that "forbids" you from doing such is probably more of a cult which is NOT nor should it be consider for the same rights as true religions.
  5. by   night owl
    I also work with a nurse that is very involved with her church and gets every Sunday off. I've worked weekends or part of the weekend for the last 15 years and it was time I thought to have some off. All I did was speak to her about it and we worked out a schedule where she would be off every first and third Sundays and I could have every second and fourth Sundays. I'm happy
    with that, and so is my family.
  6. by   nursejanedough
    Isn't there something in the Bible about getting the cow out of the ditch on the Sabbath? Or if you have a problem with someone, Jesus says, leave the altar (church) and go make amends right away. Jesus was a radical in his days. He hated the religious, legalistic phony churchy people. He always stressed that loving one another, making peace, forgiving one another (none of us are perfect) is what it is all about. Sounds good to me.
  7. by   Q.
    Originally posted by kewlnurse:
    My savior died on what we consider Easter, yet i still work it, sounds like this person is using it as an excuse to get out of working weekends, and any religion that "forbids" you from doing such is probably more of a cult which is NOT nor should it be consider for the same rights as true religions.
    Amen! (no pun intended!)
  8. by   JennieBSN
    Originally posted by Susy K:
    Amen! (no pun intended!)
    HEE HEE!! You be funny, Susy... .
  9. by   rncountry
    I'll be working Easter even though I would rather not. However it was a choice of Easter or the following Sunday in which my daughter will be going through moving from one youth group for young teens to the older one that is called Journey to Adulthood. This is an important time for her, godparents are involved in the ritual as well as parents. It is an old, old thing in the church. I opted to make sure I can go to that. When I have to work I simply have my priest bring communion to me. I still miss the euchrist with the parish but I at least can do what is important to me. I know not all religions center around the euchrist but I think there are ways to accomandate your religious needs with working as well. When one becomes a nurse you know it is a 24/7 kind of thing, if that is not what is going to work for your religious beliefs than you should find a nursing job that is not going to cause a conflict or find another type of career that allows every Sunday off.

close