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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. Barbara Dubin
Neubauer Mental Health Services
(702) 882-1296
2920 S. Jones Blvd. Suite 230
Las Vegas, NV
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Nevada
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Sexua
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Joan Israel
Joan Israel,LCSW
(702) 804-6686
7200 Cathedral Rock Drive Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Nevada
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Donna Buddington
(775) 591-8960
Gardnerville, NV
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: TriWest

Dr. Suzanne Faust
(702) 551-1234
Suzanne Faust, Ph.D.6284 So. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: University of Miami, Coral Gables
Year of Graduation: 1974
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Lynne Goldsmith
(775) 230-8787
Carson City, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Gerald Earl
Veterans Affairs
(702) 636-6323
3131 East LaCanada
Las Vegas, NV
Credentials
Credentials: MSSW, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
Licensed in Nevada
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Depression, Grief/Loss, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Alzheimer's, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Lucie King
Celebrating Life
(800) 304-0570
PO Box 11280
Lake Tahoe, NV
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Nevada
38 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
John Barona
(775) 575-7744
Fernley, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Mr. Thomas Fulbrook
(702) 800-7258
Insightful Living Inc.Kayenta Therapy Center
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Depression, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Melinda Harnish
(775) 722-8475
Sparks, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

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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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