Read the scenario and ask yourself, What would I do?
You are dispatched to a duplex for an "unknown medical emergency." On arrival, you find an unkempt 57-year-old man lying on the couch in a well-furnished living room. He is awake but does not focus on you and seems to be oblivious to what is going on around him. He slowly responds when you speak to him but still seems drowsy as you begin to ask questions.
The woman who met you at the door is apparently his soon-to-be ex-wife. She states that she and the patient have been fighting, and she leaves in a huff. Afterward, the patient tells you that he lost his job 2 months ago and has been unable to find work. He admits that he has probably been drinking too much, and now his wife is telling him that she wants a divorce. He then yells, "I can't take anymore. Enough is enough!"