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If veterinarians follow the pediatrician model, we need to inform the “parents” about their pet’s condition. Are physicians and veterinarians too blunt when they inform us with the statistical prognosis?

Ms. Midge Lunsford
Midlun Psychotherapy
(718) 308-6243
720 Pelham Parkway South Bronx
Bronx, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, PhD
Licensed in New York
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
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Disabled, Chronic Illness
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HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Mark Bernstein
Manhattan Psychiatric Center
(646) 672-6367
Director, Social Work
Ward's Island, NY
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Credentials: ACSW, LCSW, BCD
Licensed in New York
31 Years of Experience
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Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
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HelpPro.com
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Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Naomi Mark
(212) 222-1685
915 West End Avenue
New York, NY
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Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
28 Years of Experience
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Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Per
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Robert S. Berger
Robert S. Berger, Ph.D., LCSW-R
(212) 865-2360
150 West 95th Street, Suite 1A
New York, NY
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Credentials: Ph.D., LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Tra
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
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Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Simone Bloch
(212) 663-6287
71 West 92nd Street
New York, NY
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
10 Years of Experience
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Aging, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Grief/Loss, Sexual Orientation, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered
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HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Ronnie Kagle
Clinical Social Worker
(914) 522-3531
5997 Riverdale Ave Bronx, N.Y. 2521 Palisade Ave Bronx, N.Y.
New York, NY
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life
Populations Served
Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Susan Stone
Blue Skye Consulting, LLC
(201) 567-5596
560 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
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Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Leslie Hendelman
Leslie Hendelman, LCSW
(212) 316-2554
666 West End Avenue #10G
New York, NY
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Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues,
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ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Susan Pinco
Pyschotherapy and Consulting Services
(201) 747-6789
1055 River Rd.
Edgewater, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD, CCR
Licensed in New York
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Eating Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Gifted, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Anita Sacks
(212) 865-6959
41 West 96th St. #5B
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in New York
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Why is Deception So Common?

It has always bothered me when doctors and nurses blandly tell dying human patients that they will be “OK.” I am also bothered when I hear veterinarians and their support staff tell pet owners that their pet is going to be “all right” despite a poor prognosis looming overhead.

We may feel guilty if we take away a person’s hope, but should we lie about reality? Deception is all too common a habit in the human health care field, but should veterinarians also support the false hopes of their clients? Should frank lies come straight from health care professionals who encourage terminal patients to thrash in the gears of the “mindless machinery” of medicine? Is there harm in giving clients the truth about their pet’s actual condition and probable prognosis, at least as a reality check?

If veterinarians follow the pediatrician model, we need to inform the “parents” about their pet’s condition. Are physicians and veterinarians too blunt when they inform us with the statistical prognosis? Is there a more compassionate way to say, “You have six months to live”? How can this difficult information be gently delivered to the family without ripping their hearts out and stomping on their hope?

Deception is commonplace in the human and pet food and supplements industry. We know that 38 percent of the labels in the supplement and nutraceutical industry are not what they claim to be.

In a 2008 University of Chicago medical ethics survey of human oncologists, 73 percent said progno...

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