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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. Tara Moser
Delta Family Counseling, LLC
(239) 540-1155
3723A Del Prado Blvd. South
Cape Coral, FL
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, RPT-S
Licensed in Florida
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, An
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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Ms. Pamela Williams Peters
(239) 443-5971
Peters Counseling2204 Brevard Avenue
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: Florida Gulf Coast University
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Therapy For Women, PLLC
(919) 429-7211
Therapy For Women, PLLC
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Weight Loss, Binge and Emot. Eating, Life Coaching, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: North Carolina Central University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Melinda Hall
(239) 656-3241
Cape Coral, FL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Vincent Wayne Leaver
(941) 489-9156
Ft Myers, FL
Practice Areas
Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Susan Puccio
(239) 357-3014
Fort Myers, FL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Therese Reynolds
(239) 936-1796
Fort Myers, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jodi Clarke
Fort Myers, FL
Practice Areas
Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Melinda Messina
(239) 939-4566
Fort Myers, FL
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Reginald Deaton
(239) 896-7018
Fort Myers, FL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
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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