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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. Stephen Hayes
Stephen Hayes LCSW
(207) 753-0323
1008 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CCS
Licensed in Maine
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Disabled
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Sheri Clark
(207) 786-3556
Lewiston, ME
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Tammie Fowles
(207) 358-4298
59 Webster Street
Lewiston, ME
Specialties
Depression, Loss or Grief, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: UCONN, Southwest University
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Elizabeth Wallner
(207) 286-5400
Brunswick, ME
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mary Lou McManus- Richter
(207) 657-3340
Gray, ME
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Irene Firenze
Irene Firenze, LCSW
(207) 737-8509
158 S. Pleasant St.
Bowdoinham, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Ph
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Peter Comstock
(207) 621-8048
Lewiston, ME
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Healing Through the Arts
(207) 420-8734
Healing Through the Arts
Auburn, ME
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Lesley University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: MaineCare

Richard Barry Hall
(207) 657-3510
Gray, ME
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Nancy Miers
(207) 232-3752
Brunswick, ME
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency 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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