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UK doctor found guilty of “malpractice” for sharing his faith

July 21, 2012 By: Tom Coy Category: Religious Perspective

June 14, 2012

Excerpt from Christian Concern post “Christian GP found guilty of ‘malpractice’ for sharing his faith:” – “The General Medical Council’s Investigation Committee has today (14 June) reprimanded a Christian doctor for sharing his faith with a patient at the end of a private consultation. The GMC has ruled that his actions ‘did not meet the standards required of a doctor’. Dr Richard Scott has now been issued with a Warning which will remain on his record for five years.”

“The National Secular Society encouraged the proceedings and handed transcripts of evidence to the GMC, detailing Dr Scott’s appearances on radio and television where he had defended himself. Dr Scott, who has been a doctor for over 28 years, was initially investigated by the GMC after it received a complaint from a patient that Dr Scott had discussed the benefits of Christianity with him. The GMC proceeded with the case despite the fact that the patient refused to give evidence in person.” …

“Dr Scott said: ‘I’m deeply upset at this decision by my professional body. My professional reputation has been compromised and I have been disciplined, just for sharing my Christian views – yet it is recognised by many peer-reviewed articles that faith can help unwell people.’”