and liblabtory crap aside I think the issue is as much about how we treat the elderly in our society
most of these cases do seem to involve the elderly, why is it so easy for them to be ignored/neglected by staff? do we respect our elders enough that we give up free time to see to their needs?
even when she died, was I relieved that her suffering had finally ended or that a strenuous burden had been lifted from the family?
Some poignant questions kimbers. I have a few years experience of hospitals and elderly parents. Have just lost my Mum so am perhaps a tad touchy but do feel that the elderly are viewed as a nuisance by many nursing staff.