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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. Clary Mitchell-Smith
(808) 951-8560
2015 Lime Street #204
Honolulu, HI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Hawaii
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relation
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mari McCaig
(808) 388-1230
Honolulu, HI
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
French

Ms. Ellen Dumonceau
(808) 523-0783
1188 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Loss or Grief, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Boston University
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Kalaloa Counseling, LLC
(808) 228-6068
Kalaloa Counseling, LLC401 Kamakee Street #400, #401
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Fuller Theological Seminary - School of Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: HMSA, HMSA Quest

Dr. edward s kubany
(808) 284-4497
Behavior Therapy Clinic4211 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Domestic Abuse, Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Hawaii
Year of Graduation: 1971
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Eleanor Sharsh
(808) 485-0206
Aiea, HI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Caroline E. Sakai
(808) 753-5797
Thought Field Therapy Inc.1300 Pali Hwy
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: PhD/Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, UH MSW
Year of Graduation: 1966
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Dr. Mary K Myers
(808) 550-0991
1188 Bishop St
Honolulu, HI
Specialties
Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Pacific Grad School of Psych
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ms. Ellen Dumonceau
(808) 523-0783
Kaneohe, HI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Loss or Grief, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Boston University
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

VCA Family Animal Hospital
(808) 457-1483
98-1254 Kaahumanu St
Pearl City, HI
Hours
Monday 24 Hours
Tuesday 24 Hours
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 24 Hours
Friday 24 Hours
Saturday 24 Hours
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
24-Hour Vet, Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Exotic Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

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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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