Monthly Archives: June 2013

They Weren’t Ready and Neither Was I

by Robert J. Lanz, LCSW When you read up on these things, the experts say it’s bad to start your work day at full speed, that you should get a cup of coffee, ease into the day slowly, feeling your … Continue reading

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Paralysis

by Robert J. Lanz, LCSW The normally loud and busy trauma room had decelerated to a slow crawl, everyone busying themselves with some chore: reading an x-ray, catching up their chart notes, pouring over lab results, those kinds of quiet … Continue reading

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The Cops Aren’t Always Right Either

by Robert J. Lanz, LCSW I knew the large family of “little people” because I was once asked by one of the county residents to do an intervention with one of the kids for a medical condition, abbreviated as FTT.  … Continue reading

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Empathy

by Robert J. Lanz, LCSW Although empathy isn’t a necessary requirement for making a competent evaluation on a patient, it is my personal belief that many evaluations I was called upon to perform also provided an opportunity for an intervention.  … Continue reading

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The Monitor

by Robert J. Lanz, LCSW Everybody has seen the scene a thousand times on TV.  A group of concerned doctors and nurses are trying feverishly to save a dying patient. CPR is in progress, the patient is poked full of … Continue reading

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Seat Belts

by Robert J. Lanz, LCSW I was introduced to the ravages of not using seat belts by the prom queen.  Not wanting to mess up her corsage on that very special night, she didn’t buckle up.  The odds were in … Continue reading

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