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Culture, Religion and Childbearing in a Multiracial Society: A Handbook for Health Professionals

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7039.1168a (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1168
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh

    Judith Schott, Alix Henley Butterworth-Heinemann, £19.99, pp 384 ISBN 0 7506 2050 1

    “At a hospital that recorded Roman Catholics as RC and Protestants as P, and in the days when student nurses served meals, a ward sister challenged a student nurse about the way she was giving out breakfasts. She replied, ‘I look at their notes. If they are P I give them porridge and the RCs get rice crispies.’”

    This is one of many apocryphal stories of cultural and religious insensitivity in maternity care described in Culture, Religion and Childbearing in a Multiracial Society, a new book by freelance writers Judith Schott …

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