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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?

Mrs. Cynthia Hurd
(970) 232-3090
155 E. Boardwalk Drive Suite 400
Fort Collins, CO
Credentials
Credentials: MPH, LCSW
Licensed in Colorado
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Self Abuse, Sexual Orientation, Trauma/PTSD, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Is
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Donald Jones
(970) 980-1957
Loveland, CO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Michael D Coen
(303) 941-0292
Loveland, CO
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Cindi Rieb
(970) 639-5786
One Step At A Time Counseling Service257 Johnstown Center Drive
Johnstown, CO
Specialties
Domestic Violence, Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Regis University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 Years
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,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mr. Gregory E Ketchum
(970) 639-0971
Spirit-Centered Wellness
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Spirituality, Loss or Grief, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: University of South Carolina
Year of Graduation: 1993
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Joan Huebl
Stress Management Family Counsling Ctr.
(970) 223-2256
300 E. Boardwalk Dr. Bldg 5-A
Fort Collins, CO
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D.
Licensed in Colorado
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Pain Management, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Tra
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr Virginia Morris Weigel
(970) 984-8919
Virginia A. Morris, Ph.D., Psychologist329 E 3rd St
Loveland, CO
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Colorado State University
Year of Graduation: 1987
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Margaret Sue Zasadil
(970) 494-4285
Loveland, CO
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Gisele Shea Berzins
(303) 408-0366
548 Mountain Avenue
Berthoud, CO
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Divorce, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Northern Colorado
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Out of Network

Dr. Jill A Kuhn
(970) 315-4287
323 W. Drake, Suite 220
Fort Collins, CO
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Adoption, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Colorado State University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $160
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Anthem Blue Cross/Shields

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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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