I can't help speculating whether, had they been members of the ambulance crew, they would today have faced disciplinary action for this. The prevailing mood seems to be that such an action would be 'unprofessional' and an imposition of your beliefs on others. Yet surely if you believe in God, to pray with someone you believe may be dying is not an 'imposition' on them but an act of humanity? And at that stage, what matters more - so-called professionalism or a personal approach?
On the other hand, I wonder if we are seeing where the modern interpretation of 'professionalism' gets us when we read that a rigid adherence to operational guidelines may have contributed to the death of a woman whom the emergency services took over five hours to remove from the well she had fallen down.
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