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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?

John Marxen
(920) 279-6001
Oshkosh, WI
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sports Counseling, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
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National Certified Counselor

Judith A Hoffmann
(920) 292-4579
Oshkosh, WI
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Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
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National Certified Counselor

Vivian K Heatwole
(920) 424-0442
Oshkosh, WI
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Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
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National Certified Counselor

Sandra K Moore
(920) 735-5693
Menasha, WI
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Career Development, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
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National Certified Counselor

Penelope Redlich-Stroik
(920) 230-2065
Appleton, WI
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Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
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National Certified Counselor

Liv Arafat
(920) 231-2858
Oshkosh, WI
Practice Areas
Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
French, German, Norwegian

Gretchen Koch
(920) 651-1583
Oshkosh, WI
Practice Areas
Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
German, norwegian

James Baer
(920) 570-1904
Menasha, WI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Joanna Schohl
(920) 922-9552
Fond du Lac, WI
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Animal Medical Center Of Appleton
(920) 358-0975
322 Metro Dr
Appleton, WI
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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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