Quote from canoehead
It is illegal to prosyletize (sp) here in the US.
I think that each person finds their own way, and I wouldn't want to interfere with their journey. Finally peace comes from their own interpretation of why they are alive.
That must be a hospice thing. I discuss religion all the time w/ my patients and family members in critical care.
I've been an RN for 13 yrs and I've never been told, in school or practice, that it is illegal to discuss my beliefs w/ my patients.
And I'm very familiar w/ my Nurse Practice Act; It's not there.
Since the mid-1800s, religion and nursing have been intertwined. I work for a CATHOLIC HOSPITAL - if that's not sending people a message, then what is?? We put Bibles at all our bedsides. Not I, the hospital.
I'll discuss my religious beliefs with y'all, if you wish. (Never been accused of avoiding Politics, Religion and Sex). How could I not discuss religion with those most in need of it. That's why I'm a nurse.
I don't 'cram it down peoples' throat'. But religion is part, a big part, of why I'm a nurse; it's certainly a relevant body of knowledge for me to draw from.