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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?

Dunton, Maria, Dvm - Riverside Veterinary Care
(802) 773-4771
159 River St
Rutland, VT

Data Provided by:
Dr. Janice Murakami
(802) 863-6114
92 Adams Street
Burlington, VT
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Vermont
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Rebecca Sherlock
(802) 865-7878
Whiteface St. [near Kennedy Dr. & Hinesburg Rd.]
So. Burlington, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Vermont
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Psych
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Transgendered, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Michele O'Neill
(802) 453-4349
PO Box 3
Monkton, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Vermont
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Chronic Illness, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Erin Krilivsky
(802) 658-4208 x113
Associates in Psychotherapy & Family Counseling34 Patchen Rd
South Burlington, VT
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Struggles with Change, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Southern New Hampshire University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicaid

Ms. Patricia Seelan
Patricia Seelan, LICSW
(802) 862-1509
231 Maple Street Suite 1
Burlington, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Vermont
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Doris Tillotson
Doris E Tillotson LICSW, BCD
(802) 865-1191
85 South Street
Burlington, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, BCD
Licensed in Vermont
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Helen Schepartz
(802) 257-0977
167 Main St. Suite 207
Brattleboro, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Vermont
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Carolyn Hunter Walsh
(802) 277-3162
15 Central St
Woodstock, VT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1972
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $170
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Ginger L Cloud
(802) 424-0769
2 Church Street
Burlington, VT
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Baby Boomers Life Transitions, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Vermont
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$50 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

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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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