Looking for some opinions please....Recently a Louisiana nurse I know experienced a situation which we both are unclear about. Looking for some insight.The nurse was working Mon - Fri with one patient providing patient care in home. This nurse had also picked up extra shifts with another patient on weekends to help cover a shortage. Less than one hour before the scheduled time to report to work for a weekend shift, the nurse is notified that her primary patient is moving immediately without notice, leaving the nurse with no full time job. Due to other circumstances in her life, this puts the nurse in an extreme bind financially and puts the nurse in a less than stable emotional state. Even though the nurse is basically an emotional wreck at this point, she pulls herself together and reports to work and does her best to hold it together. After the first few hours of her shift, the nurse feels she is having trouble emotionally holding it all together and reports to the supervisor that she needs to be replaced due to the circumstances. supervisor responds that there is no one to replace her. the nurse stays at work even though emotionally she is having hard time holding it together and hard time concentrating on care of patient. the patient care does not suffer in any way. the nurse notifies supervisor again an hour later that she needs to be replaced but no arrangements are made. The nurse notifies supervisor that she must leave the home at this time and leave the pateint in the care of the mother. afterwards the nurse notifies the mother and leaves the home. the patient is under the care of the mother for several hours each day so the nurse is not concerned about the patient having access to proper care. the supervisor then notifies the nurse that she will be reported for patient abandonment because of her actions. Is this abandonment or not if the patient was left under the care of his mother who is able to care for him?? what should have been done in a situation when there is no effort to provide another nurse? the supervisor states that the nurse should have stayed no matter what because there was no life or death emergency involved.