Cape Cod Hospital nurses were reminded of the fine line they walk when discussing religious issues with patients when a colleague ran into problems discussing repentance with a person about to be discharged. The per diem nurse didn't have her contract renewed by the hospital after the patient's family complained their loved one was upset over the conversation. Hospice nurse and ordained minister Kathleen Geagan Ryan says nurses can avoid problems by asking a trained chaplain to intervene with a patient.

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