A Nigerian nurse working in the United Kingdom has reportedly been fired and deported after she was seen praying for an elderly, dying patient.
This was revealed in a post shared on ‘X,’ by a popular Nigerian doctor, @drolufunmilayo, who stated that it is unethical in the UK for nurses to bring religion while carrying out their duties.
Although it is not common for nurses to pray for patients, he stated that it is expected of them to request a cleric to perform any religious ceremony on them, even if the patient wants it.
Olufunmilayo stated that he told the story to warn Nigerian doctors migrating to the UK not to pray for their patients.
The doctor added, “Praying for your patient is seen as an abuse of trust and misuse of your position. You are expected to simply do and focus on your job.”