Prayer in Hospitals?

I'm of the view that religion has no place in hospitals. I don't want to stop people executing their religious beliefs (well, I'd like to convince them they were ludicrous, but they are ill!). But offering prayer to patients? That pushes the line too far. When I'm ill I want my illness to be treated using the best methods available - genuine, scientific, medical care.

What's most frustrating in this story is the fact that the nurse seems to think that prayer has real effects on her patients. Trust me, if this worked their wouldn't be medical researchers or doctors.