I'm considering going to work at a (*gasp*) catholic hospital when I graduate.
Has anyone ever worked at a religious institution? What do you find the differences are between these and public, nondenominational hospitals, if any?
I'd really appreciate your input.
Jan 27, '03
I work in both. One Catholic , one NON-religion-affiliated. I like the morning and evening prayers over the loudspeakers. Find it reassuring somehow. The only down side I can think of for our patients, is tubals have to be "approved" by the Sister, in advance. That can be a pita for some patients, esp those who are NOT Catholic or Christian. Usually, tho, this is explained to them. Yes, there crosses in all rooms and at the front desk. Does not bother me; find it kinda reassuring, even tho I am not Catholic. We received personal prayer books from the auxillary at Christmas time. We see nuns here and there. Chaplains also. Nothing overbearing at all goes on there. Patients don't seem bothered by all this. Other than that, not much difference than working in the secular system.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jan 27, '03