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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?

Cynthia Baubach
(704) 637-0960
Salisbury, NC
Practice Areas
Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Olian Holladay
(704) 983-2117
Salisbury, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Lydia Smith
(704) 639-7575
Salisbury, NC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
French

Anne Marie Hardy
(336) 386-3247
Dobson, NC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Ralph Covington Jr
(704) 933-0007
Concord, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Avery Barber Jr
(704) 633-4001
Salisbury, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Darren Steele
(704) 647-9508
Salisbury, NC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Stephanie El
(704) 806-8200
Spencer, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kimberly Nelson
(336) 249-0237
Lexington, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Larry Furr
(704) 756-0317
Concord, NC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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