Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Nicest Guy I Never Met

by Robert Lanz, LCSW When the overhead pager announces a trauma code everyone gets immediately focused, responding to some internal list of mental preparations and physical tasks to perform in anticipation of the arrival of the patient. That includes the … Continue reading

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Ride-Along

by Robert Lanz, LCSW        This one is for my cop friends. Right out of grad school I worked as a probation officer and  carried a badge for six years and was considered a “peace officer” in the state of … Continue reading

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Little Miss Marfan’s

by Robert Lanz, LCSW Marfan’s syndrome is rare and many hospital social workers will go years without coming into contact with one of the unfortunate patients who have this illness. It is more likely that the ER social worker will … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence – Still Another Reason Not to Drink

by Robert Lanz, LCSW When it comes to domestic violence, men are weak, recalcitrant, and hopeless for the most part, and the disinhibitory effects of alcohol are frequently a contributing factor.  Joe the wine-imbiber found that out the hard way. … Continue reading

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