Monthly Archives: April 2013

Universal Precautions

by Robert J. Lanz, LCSW There isn’t a human bodily fluid that I haven’t been subjected to at one point or another in the ER. Well there is one, buts that’s only because the nurse warned me before I went … Continue reading

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Drill Sergeant

Robert J. Lanz, LCSW When I was a young man, I was drafted into the army during the Vietnam war and yes, of course, I was scared.  Having been an adventurous kid growing up in Southern California I had already … Continue reading

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Fathers and Sons

by Robert J Lanz, LCSW I watched a young man die tonight.  A man far too young to die.  He died before he even knew the thrill of first love, of first passion, before he could even know the heartache … Continue reading

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Death Skills

by Robert J. Lanz, LCSW The combination of skills, not just professional but personal and social, that it takes to deal with death on a regular basis leaves us in a psychological Catch 22.  To survive, we have to be … Continue reading

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Sarah

by Robert J. Lanz, LCSW When they brought Sarah in she couldn’t talk.  She stopped speaking abruptly the night before.  I’m not sure why her family waited to bring her in, unless they thought she would get better over night … Continue reading

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