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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?

Mr. Daviid Wright
(615) 383-5558
2323 21st Avenue South Suite 304
Nashville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Deanna Cagley
(217) 787-6706
Hermitage, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Righteous Oaks Counseling
(615) 745-1138
Righteous Oaks Counseling1901A Logue Rd
Mount Juliet, TN
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$40 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jerry D. Armour, Ph.D. Psychotherapy & Counseling
(615) 281-5173
Jerry D. Armour, Ph.D. Psychotherapy & Counseling701 Gallatin Road South
Madison, TN
Specialties
Depression, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders
Qualification
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Harold Mizner
(774) 991-2819
Hendersonville, TN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Carolyn Moon
Psychological Health Consultants
(615) 385-2844
4219 Hillsboro Road Suite 201
Nashville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Stress, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Righteous Oaks Counseling and Psychiatric Services
(615) 745-1138
Righteous Oaks Counseling and Psychiatric Services1901B Logue Rd
Mount Juliet, TN
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$40 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Michael J Smith
(615) 208-5509
New Hope Counseling Services, Inc.2603 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90+
Payment Methods
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Shelia Faulkner
Madison, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Maria Edwards
(615) 338-3904
Hendersonville, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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