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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?

Charles Rehberg
(253) 223-6059
Bonney Lake, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Kristen R Myers
(909) 474-7702
Crann Wellness & Psychological Services310 N. Meridian
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Trauma and PTSD, Loss or Grief, Chronic Pain or Illness, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Loma Linda University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Cigna

Carly J. Knapp, Ph.D.
(253) 237-4987
Carly J. Knapp, Ph.D.33515 10th Pl. S. Bldg. #16
Federal Way, WA
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Pacifica Graduate Institute
Year of Graduation: 2005
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Kathryn Kovich
(253) 238-8820
Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas
Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Drs. David R. Moore And Jill Nealey-Moore
(253) 248-4521
Soundview Health Associates621 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Chronic Pain or Illness, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Utah, Harvard Medical, Brown Univ.
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$110+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Oasis Christian Counseling
(253) 214-3912
Oasis Christian Counseling2606 E Main Ave
Puyallup, WA
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Loss or Grief, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Liberty University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 2 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$30 - $60
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mary Phillips Green
(425) 753-0693
Puyallup, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Lori Thompson
(253) 655-0283
33507 9th Ave. South
Federal Way, WA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Parenting, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Seattle Pacific University
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Native American
Gender: All
Age: Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6),Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: ComPsych

Marilyn Boyle
(253) 572-7926
Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Debra Marie Bretey
(253) 565-7038
Tacoma, WA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, 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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