I was working yesterday evening on 2nd shift when the family of one of my residents came and announced that her husband died. The poor lady starts to scream and cry. I came out of the room where I was working; the family cimes to me and says:"Mama's gonna need something for her nerves; her husband just died."I know the lady has a right to know, but why couldn't the family had told me first, do I could've given her some medicine before it got to the dcreaming/wanting to go home stage (the family did not want her coming back to the home, oh no, nurse, you must tell her she can't come home). It could have been a lot easier for that lady of I had the opportunity to dose her before you gave her that news and then say you don't want her at home. Needress to say, the family left after that; they had wrecked their damage; other matters to take care of now (I guess more little old ladies to upset or a child or two to run over).I understand they were upset, too, but the lady has anxiety issues and she's really quite fragile. I was fuming. I didn't show it or express it, but I was thinking, "You jerks!"