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Author and health care professional.

Tipping Point

Robert Lanz LCSW   Some people’s lives seem to be hanging in the balance, a delicate balance in which the slightest upset in the equilibrium can lead to difficult outcomes. If you have been living in your old fashioned apartment … Continue reading

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Slip Sliding Away

by Robert Lanz LCSW   It was as if the nurse let the life slip out of the child’s arm when she pierced his skin preparing to start an IV line. A more religious guy than me might have seen … Continue reading

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And Then

by Robert Lanz LCSW       In the ER where busyness is one of the constants to overcome, the change of shift can provide some difficulties when patient information is passed from the leaving staff to the arriving staff. … Continue reading

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Occam’s Razor

by Robert Lanz LCSW   Occam’s Razor is a principle stating that among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected or when you have two competing theories that make exactly the same predictions, the simpler one … Continue reading

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Senora Demasiado

by Robert Lanz LCSW   I quickly grew accustomed to biker junkies, crack heads, homeless speed freaks and alcoholics of all walks of life and the occasional novice pot smoker who got some super bud and had an anxiety attack … Continue reading

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Tin Man

by Robert Lanz LCSW     The Wizard of Oz was always one of my favorite movies when I was a kid. Maybe because all kids loved it. Maybe because Judy Garland built a castle with the proceeds of the … Continue reading

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Street Clinic

by Robert lanz LCSW         Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar-  Sigmund Freud   And sometimes a vacations is just a vacation unless you are a social worker far from home on the Indian sub-continent traveling … Continue reading

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