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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?

Rachel Smith
(580) 255-4964
Lawton, OK
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Julie Stillick
(580) 248-5780
Lawton, OK
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Oak Ridge Animal Ctr
(580) 357-4525
4102 SW Lee Blvd
Lawton, OK

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Ms. Rebecca Stanford
Rebecca Elizabeth Stanford, LCSW
(405) 286-6020
6520 North Western Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, In
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. K. Marlow
K. RENEE MARLOW
(918) 749-6838
2123 S. Atlanta Place Suite 125
Tulsa, OK
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, St
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Gifted, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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David Bunch
(580) 355-5811
Lawton, OK
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Freeman, Linda, Dvm - Oak Ridge Animal Ctr
(580) 357-4525
4102 SW Lee Blvd
Lawton, OK

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Bark Avenue Pet Clinic
(580) 351-0581
5220 NW Cache Rd
Lawton, OK

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Ms. Vivian Gentz
Vivian Gentz, LCSW
(918) 742-0700
5509 S. Lewis
Tulsa, OK
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues, Infant Mental Health
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mr. Steven Terry
STEVEN G. TERRY, MSW, LCSW, LMFT
(918) 392-0336
3223 East 31st Street Suite 204
Tulsa, OK
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Oklahoma
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Tran
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
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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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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