An Indian-origin nurse in Britain has been dismissed for suggesting during a training session that patients could alleviate stress by going to church.
Anand Rao, 71, who has been a nurse for over 40 years in the National Health Service in Leicester, reportedly made the comment during a role-play training session in which people played patients with life-threatening conditions.
He told a woman playing a heart patient that she should go to church to alleviate stress.
He was suspended by the NHS Trust after course directors complained, and was later dismissed after a disciplinary hearing.
Rao told the local media that “this was a theoretical exercise, a role-play, not real patients — it’s unbelievable that this could end up the way it has. This is all very upsetting.”