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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. Rae Coley
(678) 884-4011
14 Eastbrook Bend Suite 105
Peachtree City, GA
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, CIRT
Licensed in Georgia
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Mrs. Deana Riley
(770) 450-5752
Abundant Life, PCP. O. Box 3773
Peachtree City, GA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Christian Counseling
Qualification
School: Augusta State University
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: United HealthCare

Ms. Janice L Calzolari
(770) 450-5237
Peachtree City300 Prime Point Suite 100
Peachtree City, GA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Divorce
Qualification
School: Richmont Graduate University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: < 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Joy Conklin
(770) 969-2820
Tyrone, GA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Antoinette Gooden
(678) 463-4001
Fayetteville, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish, French, English

Dr. Nancy Wesselink
One Source Counseling and Employee Assistance Services
(770) 683-1327
110 Millbrook Village Drive Suite C
Tyrone, GA
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW, CEAP
Licensed in Georgia
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diag
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Janice Hunt
(404) 993-4439
Peachtree City, GA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sonya Tucker
(770) 631-3232
Peachtree City, GA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Robert W Wagner
(770) 757-7602
Tyrone, GA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Melvina Crawl
(706) 977-3542
Newnan, GA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, 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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