Someone ought to be with a dying patient. That I absolutely 100% agree with. If it can't be a family member, it should be a nurse. I know nurses have a lot on their plates. They do a heck of a lot for hospitals, and they do a lot of jobs that other people don't want to do. But something like this is a no-brainer. People should not be left to die alone.
People should not have to die alone. If there is no one else in the room, someone should stay with them until they die, even if there is nothing that can be done to preven the person from dying or to make them physically more comfortable. Haveing someone there can be helpful.
Nurses should actually be allowed to stay with dying patients. This is because in case of anything they will always attend to them. They should be there to help them either to have hope or to help them die peacefully. Or even listen to their last words and let the patient's relatives know.
Healthcare professionals are sometimes reluctant to diagnose dying, as they have not been trained to care for dying patients and therefore feel helpless. One example of this is the practice of transferring the patient to a side room and withdrawing from the patient and family, a strategy that has been used for many years, particularly in hospitals. However, this is the very moment when the hospice model of “intensive palliative care” should come into action, providing physical, psychological, social, and spiritual care for the patient and the relatives.