Dora’s Incident



The therapist Joe was called in by the supervising Nurse Marge, she wanted the therapist to counsel two people. A patient who recently attempted to commit suicide and the Nurse who was on duty when the incident happened. The Nurse Ron is an immigrant from Poland who have been living and working in New York for a couple of years said Dora attempted to commit suicide during lunch. She stuffed bread down her throat; yet, somehow she alerted the staff that she was choking. By the time I got to her she was unconscious. I was very lucky to resuscitate her before brain damaged set in.  Man, when I used to work in a senior care home I used to see when they died. I expected them to die because of their advance age. But I have never dealt with someone who attempted suicide. This has shaken me up, and…

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