I walked into a patient's room this morning for rounds and discovered she was dead.
Well, that's never happened to me before.
(All joking aside, it kind of freaked me out. I walked in and she was a little too quiet and she looked a little too gray and I got close enough to see she wasn't breathing before I backed out of the room. It turned out the nurses knew and they were waiting for her corpse to get moved out of the room but I guess I missed the memo or something.)
That being said, I was glad I at least noticed. One of my old chiefs once told me that he had rounded on a dead guy without realizing it and wrote a note, which doesn't look good in the chart. I mean, yes, the dead usually do not report pain and their vital signs are stable so a note on a dead guy probably looks a lot like an ortho note on a living guy, but it's poor form to not realize the patient's not breathing.