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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. Marti Gould
(603) 546-5236
393 Daniel Webster Drive
Merrimack, NH
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in New Hampshire
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Traci Belanger
(603) 645-9679
Manchester, NH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
VSE Interpretors

Carol Orze
(603) 627-2702
Manchester, NH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Steven W Durost
(603) 326-6752
Center for Expressive Arts, Therapy and Education141 Union St
Manchester, NH
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Notre Dame College
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Marti Gould
(603) 819-5240
393 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Advance and or Chronic Ilness, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of New England College
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Adele V Bradley
(603) 601-4292
The Counseling Studio10 Ploss Ln
Goffstown, NH
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Loss or Grief, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Keene State College
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Paul E Groleau
(603) 625-8588
Manchester, NH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
French

Sandra M Morris
(603) 627-4147
Bedford, NH
Practice Areas
Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Robert McCoul
(603) 513-1598
Concord, NH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Neva Williamson
(603) 819-5086
Greater Henniker Counseling Associates168 Maple Street, Suite 2
Henniker, NH
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Antioch New England Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

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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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