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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?

Susan Christian
(205) 454-5460
Tuscaloosa, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mark Leggett
(205) 454-1365
Tuscaloosa, AL
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Laura McNulty
(205) 258-0224
2810 Eighth St
Tuscaloosa, AL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Depression, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: California Institute of Integral Studies
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$80+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Alfred Thorington
(205) 752-7557
Northport, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Alberta Veterinary Clinic
(205) 556-2666
2521 10th St E
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Kevin Thornthwaite
(205) 348-3597
Tuscaloosa, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Toni Hampton
(205) 759-3516
Tuscaloosa, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Michael W Mattison
Northport, AL
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Beverly Guenther
(205) 344-5507
Northport, AL
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sports Counseling, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Wendt, Christy, Dvm - Shamblin Veterinary Clinic
(205) 759-1289
235 Mcfarland Blvd
Northport, AL

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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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