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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?

Ms. Jan Dumas
(214) 212-9726
115 N. Roberts
Cedar Hill, TX
Credentials
Credentials: MSSW, LCSW
Licensed in Texas
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Developmen
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Donna Garcia-Devlin
(972) 891-9712
Thorntree Psychiatric Associates1801 N. Hampton
Desoto, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Domestic Abuse, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Amber University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Donna Garcia-Devlin
(972) 891-9712
102 S Broad, Suite C, Cedar Hill, Tx. 75104102 S Broad
Cedar Hill, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Domestic Abuse, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Amber University
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Darlene Hardy
(214) 577-9828
Midlothian, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Dr. Ryan D Foster
(214) 390-9680
Counseling Connection Dallas3402 Oak Grove Ave
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Mr. Aaron Pawelek
Pastoral Counseling and Education Center
(214) 526-4525
4525 Lemmon Avenue Suite 200
Dallas, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Jan Dumas
(214) 509-7304
115 N Roberts
Cedar Hill, TX
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: University of Texas at Arlington
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

K Osiris Wade
Dallas, TX
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Jennifer Reed Landon
(214) 699-6101
The Lifeworks Group2515 Cedar Springs Road
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Trichotillomania, Mood Disorders, Loss or Grief, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of North Texas
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Deborah Gay Beckman
(214) 824-2009
Dallas, TX
Practice Areas
Career Development, 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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