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Author and health care professional.

Death On The Highway

It’s been over five years since I did my last shift in the ER so I’m fresh out of fresh ER stories. This, however, is sort of  an ER story from the eighties.  The patient needed a level one trauma … Continue reading

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Lucky For Me Edson Liked Chinese Food

by Robert Lanz LCSW   I realize that my last post was pretty intense and in retrospect I hope no one started reading my blog with that story, pretty brutal. In any case I wanted to lighten things up a … Continue reading

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Shift Change

by Robert Lanz LCSW       I thought the story about my bad experience in the pathology lab was the worst story I would ever tell. I should have known that even a good social worker is capable of … Continue reading

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Mr. Puffy

  by Robert Lanz LCSW   I live in a pretty cool neighborhood called Silver Lake and I worked about fifteen miles away in a hip LA suburb called Pasadena, famous for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl on New … Continue reading

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Man Down

by Robert Lanz LCSW It was another one of those patients who can lead to nothing but problems- of course we didn’t know it when he came in, unconscious and possibly on his way to death. All the docs knew … Continue reading

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Harold and Mildred

by Robert Lanz LCSW She was one of those older women like my mom or my aunt- women who were small children during the first world war. Women, who, when reaching what should have been the security of adulthood were … Continue reading

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Freefalling

by Robert Lanz LCSW If you are one of those families that has more kids than space, at some point you will move the sofa too close to the window, not realizing the sofa is just another playground ride to … Continue reading

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