May 19, 2018 | By Nathaniel Morris
“Your son needs to be in the hospital, but we don’t have any open beds,” I tell the patient’s family in the hallway. It’s another busy night in the emergency department, and I’m the on-call psychiatrist.
“What do you mean you don’t have beds available?” The patient’s mother says, “He just tried to kill himself!”
“He’ll have to wait in the emergency department until either a bed opens up here or we find one at another Read More