Rhona: John is correct. Things that nusers do or do not do, most likely we are instructed to follow. Nurses care for the patients the best way possible given the restrictions; ex. staff is cut when patient census drops, medical care reform bills decrease available supplies and give nusers higher nurse to patient ratios, many patients seek care too late, some mistakes are made because the nurse/staff member is over worked or too busy to notice fine details, etc. Death of a loved one is difficult to accept, especially if they die in a hospital. Unless an investigation is done to prove negligence in your husbandâ€™s death, please do not allow your anger to trickle to other staff/nusers. Even if the hospital is responsible, please consider, your experience is not a common problem, and hospitals will learn from the mistakes made to prevent it happening it again. Our society is bond by human and technology, both are infallible. The media focuses on the rare occasions where deaths occur, getting the viewers uptight and fearful. So when patients come to the hospital, they feel their life is over. I hope you do not let this prevent you from seeking medical care, but question everything, if not for your understanding then for your safety in helping that staff member or nurse from preventing an error.