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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?

Central Maine Counseling PC. Inc.
(207) 358-4948
Central Maine Counseling PC. Inc.106 Business Court
Pittsfield, ME
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Loss or Grief, ADHD
Qualification
School: University of Southern Maine Portland
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Children
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Lakeside Veterinary Clinic
(207) 465-7387
88 Libby Hill Rd
Oakland, ME

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Gibson, Gail H, Dvm - Animal Medical Clinic
(207) 474-8376
413 North Ave
Skowhegan, ME

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Mr. Stephen Hayes
Stephen Hayes LCSW
(207) 753-0323
1008 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, CCS
Licensed in Maine
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Disabled
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Joan Marks
(207) 266-9573
345 Cottage Rd
South Portland, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Se
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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New England Animal Hospital
(207) 873-4668
2 Pleasant St
Waterville, ME

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Sabean, Eleanor C, Dvm - Lakeside Veterinary Clinic
(207) 465-7387
88 Libby Hill Rd
Oakland, ME

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Cat Hospital
(207) 623-1228
605 Western Ave
Manchester, ME

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Ms. Gayle Joyce
Child & Family Counseling
(603) 781-2003
Damon Office Park 178 Dow Highway
Eliot, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

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Mrs. Patricia Graves
Patricia T. Graves, MSW
(207) 361-3271
775 U.S. Route 1, #5
York, ME
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Maine
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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