Monthly Archives: September 2013

Jane Doe

by Robert Lanz, LCSW I was sitting at the front desk, taking advantage of what was a slow night, relatively speaking.  There is really no such thing as a slow night in the ER, and if there is, nobody mentions … Continue reading

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Did I Ever Cry?

By Robert Lanz, LCSW Of course I cried. I cried when a young man told me how sad he was caring for his dying mother.  My own mother had recently died at ninety after living a long and healthy life, … Continue reading

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Taking a Bribe

by Robert Lanz, LCSW It’s unethical.  It’s immoral.  It’s illegal.  It’s against hospital policy unless its cookies or flowers or some other useless stuff like that.  We appreciate cookies and flowers, and if you’ve ever sent them to us, pardon … Continue reading

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Dr. P

by Robert Lanz, LCSW “Do you go to sleep as soon as you go home?” I asked Dr. P. as he rubbed his bloodshot eyes, ran his fingers through his hair and pulled on his nose in an effort to … Continue reading

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The Right Cop

by Robert J. Lanz, LCSW The night shift social worker not only has to have the right stuff, but also the right friends on the local police force, because at night, the only social work help you get is the … Continue reading

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