Case files from General Practitioners across England which contained details of complaints from patients became public this week.
Right-wing English tabloids are heralding a case of a pagan patient winning an apology from her doctor for “oozing Christianity” as ridiculous as the case of a GP forced to apologise to a patient when he refused to write a sick note to cover for a hangover.
The case file from the pagan also notes that the patient expressed concerns that her GP had drastically changed her medication and had made condescending and threatening statements to her. The issue of the doctors Christianity had been raised simply because the patient found the religious differences an obstacle to forming a doctor-patient relationship.
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What do you think? Is this an example of Britain’s right-wing tabloids spinning the religious aspects of this Heathcare Commission into a larger issue than it really was? Was the pagan patient right to mention religion at all in her complaint against the doctor?
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