Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Religion vs. infection control, part 2
Last month I blogged about a phlebotomist in the UK who was facing disciplinary action because she wore a crucifix while working. Today, British newspapers are reporting that she has resigned her position because she refused to comply with an order to remove it. She reports that she wore it under her clothes. If this is true, the claim that the crucifix represents an infection control risk is baseless, and such heavy handed treatment only serves to undermines infection control efforts.