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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?

Ann Cloys McFarland
(409) 840-9722
Beaumont, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Fannett Veterinary Clinic
(409) 794-2712
18573 Fm 365 Rd
Beaumont, TX

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Delaware Animal Clinic
(409) 892-2821
4010 Delaware St
Beaumont, TX

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Seymour, Scott A, Dvm - Beaumont West Animal Care
(409) 866-9900
1725 N Major Dr
Beaumont, TX

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Mrs. Lisa Cano
Cano Counseling Center
(713) 806-5675
1416 B Stonehollow
Kingwood, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Wilcox Veterinary Clinic
(409) 962-9668
3548 E Parkway St
Groves, TX

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Dowlen Road Veterinary Ctr
(409) 860-4386
2396 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX

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Custer, Lamon, Dvm - Dowlen Road Veterinary Ctr
(409) 860-4386
2396 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX

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Ms. Susan Cason-Parks
Susan Cason-Parks, LCSW
(903) 534-1956
5620 Old Bullard Rd., Ste. 111
Tyler, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, O
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight,
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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Ms. Ruth McMillan
Ruth McMillan, LCSW
(817) 469-7211
1615 West Abram Suite 200 J
Arlington, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
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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