A Nigerian carer (caregiver) who relocated to the United Kingdom has reportedly lost her nursing job after engaging an end-time old patient in a prayer session. The said patient wasn’t comfortable with the session and relayed this to her relatives.
According to a colleague of hers, Raquel Morenike, who is also a Nigerian mental health specialist and works in the health care sector in the UK, shared on her TikTok account about the ordeal the woman had with her patient. Watch the video below…
While attending to the patient, the nurse initiated a prayer, praying fervently for her patient’s recovery and expressing her belief that the patient would recover from the ailment.
However, the patient was uncomfortable with the session and as a result, reported the incident to her relative, explaining the ordeal to the relative. The relative, in turn, reported the incident to the hospital management and authorities.
According to Raquel, “She came from Nigeria on a certificate of sponsorship, and during her first shift at an end-of-life nursing home, she was praying profusely at the ward on her night shift, saying; ‘you will not die’.”
“The patient then reported to her daughter about how she was prayed for and her daughter, in turn, reported to the management.”
After some investigations, the nurse was terminated from her position, but they did not specify the exact reasons and grounds for her dismissal in the reports.
Raquel Morenike, who is also a UK Health Care worker proceeded to advise that there’s a time for everything and not everyone is comfortable with religion so it shouldn’t be imposed or forced on a patient.
Is dismissal the right corrective measure for professing one’s faith in his/her workplace? Is this not a case of discrimination about religious beliefs? Can this be categorized as a racist act against the Nigerian lady while her religious profession is just a cover-up? Or is it a must for you to impose your religious belief on another person? Is it right for her to have prayed for the patient whose time is over on earth and who is ready to cross to the afterlife? Is that the right prayer to pray for the patient or to think of how the patient can be saved and redeemed? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comment section.
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