What is wrong with people? I had a patient die at 11:30 this evening. I had worked with the family all night trying to calm them and let them know what was happening as it was happening. I sat with a room full of 20 people, explained mottling, apnea, end of life temperature spikes, etc. Everyone did really well, even the sister who wasn't as accepting of the hospice decision at the start of the shift. Anyway, he did die before I left. I called the Chaplin out and they asked her to call the funeral home while I was in report. When I walked out of the room, one of his daughters asked me if it was too late to call another funeral home or if they had to stay with their first choice. It seems the funeral director called the wife in the room to ask her about specific arrangments:angryfire This woman had just lost her husband of 40 some years, do ya really think an hour after he dies is the proper time to ask her about funeral arrangments? WHAT COULD HE HAVE BEEN THINKING???? I was sick to my stomach, I pulled out our phone book and let the children pick another funeral home. Our chaplin called the original place and told them not to come. They didn't understand why, YEESH. Sorry, just had to vent.