According to research the postmodernity and the new age have raised questions about the nature of religion and challenged its place in society, further querying should be the basis of ethics. Meanwhile, within health care, there has been an increased focus on spirituality as part of the therapeutic response, especially in the nursing profession. This concern for spiritual care has also driven through several professional codes or educational recommendations. In nursing, there is a recommendation in one of its systems that nurses should be able to attempt and document a comprehensive, systematic, and accurate nursing assessment of the physiological, social, and spiritual needs of patients. Perhaps not surprising that in nursing, the actual practice of spiritual care is very variable (Oldnall 1996). The very different approaches and the lack of clear direction about the nature of spirituality also reveal a lack of clear aims and objectives in health -care training, and difficulty in determining how the different professions might work together around this theme.