With all the concerns about where to look for medical help in the near future and who you will be able to depend on in an emergency i was astonished at what my daughter called me about today. She is in Nursing School, where if you are late to class the door is locked and you miss that class. But today while at clinicals another student left for lunch and never came back. No emergency, just took boyfriend to the doctors. Did not tell Instructor until 1 hour after she was supposed to show up after lunch. Instructor said that was OK. OMG, As a former nursing supervisor and having worked in the medical profession for 25 years before I retired, I would have fired that girl (sorry she is 35) In the real world of medicine that is called abandoment and you can and probably would loose your nursing license. But on top of that the ER doctor who saw the boyfriend (whose BP was really elevated)told him it was just stress from school (he is also in the class with my daughter) and he just needed to relax. This is a young man with history of High blood pressure, who had lost weight and stopped taking medicine for it, and a father that died in his 40's of a heart attack. I asked my daughter to advise the boy that he really needed to see a REAL doctor and also instructed her to discuss this with the Instructor at the collage. Oh yeah told her to have him give a formal complaint to the hospital where the doctor works Scary to think that this could happen and worried about future medical care. Thanks for this forum and the ability to vent, where someone will also be concerned.