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Medicine: Emergency Services #341801

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 16, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(New York: Giselle Fernandez) Question of whether emergency service rescue workers are burning out examined; scenes shown from New York City, where there has been a high suicide rate for these workers. [Emergency Medical Union vice president Frank JEREZ, emergency medical technician Edwin LUGO, paramedic Laverne SMITH - talk about the problems of the job.] Scenes of the March crash of a USAir plane at LaGuardia Airport shown. [Emergency medical technician Paul SKLAR - says incidents of these kind are overwhelming.] [New York hospital psychiatrist Dr. Peter MARZUK - says the job is unpredictable.] The need for psychological counseling for rescue workers noted.

Reporter(s):
Fernandez, Giselle;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:10

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