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An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics: Theory and Cases

An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics Theory and Cases One of the most difficult issues that confronts veterinarians and staff today concerns the profession s obligation to the animal and the sometimes conflicting demands from clients peers and society T

  • Title: An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics: Theory and Cases
  • Author: Bernard E. Rollin
  • ISBN: 9780813803999
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of the most difficult issues that confronts veterinarians and staff today concerns the profession s obligation to the animal and the sometimes conflicting demands from clients, peers and society The veterinarian s role has become complex with new ethical challenges posed by issues such as growing public awareness regarding animal welfare, increasing economic valuOne of the most difficult issues that confronts veterinarians and staff today concerns the profession s obligation to the animal and the sometimes conflicting demands from clients, peers and society The veterinarian s role has become complex with new ethical challenges posed by issues such as growing public awareness regarding animal welfare, increasing economic value of companion animals, growth of veterinary specialization, experimentation with alternative and complementary medicine, and concern for pain management and mental well being of animals Written by an acknowledged pioneer in veterinary ethics, An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics addresses the ethical challenges that veterinarians face daily as they seek to balance obligations to animal, client, peers, society and self The book offers a highly readable and approachable introduction to the nature of ethical theory, reasoning and decision making, and its practical application to veterinary medicine Now with over 100 real life veterinary case histories and analysis, this edition also includes new discussions of animal pain, distress and happiness, ethics of critical care, alternative medicine, legal status and value of animals, and Aesculapian authority.An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics Theory and Cases, Second Edition is recommended as essential reading for all veterinary students and practitioners, as well as those interested in general animal welfare.New edition from an acknowledged pioneer in veterinary ethics Addresses ethical challenges that veterinary medicine, with over 100 real life cases Includes new discussion of legal status and value of animals, alternative medicine, Aesculapian authority, ethics and critical care, and animal pain, distress and happiness Ideal for veterinary students and practitioners

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    1 thought on “An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics: Theory and Cases

    1. I had several complaints with this book. First, I didn't quite agree with his "alternative medicine = unethical" statement. Nor was his argument persuasive at all. Just because you 'support' or suggest alternative medicine as different/alternate options for a client just NOT necessarily mean you are putting down the veterinary (or human) profession. Even if you are putting down the veterinary profession (which wouldn't make sense if you're a veterinarian), how would that be UNETHICAL? Does he kn [...]

    2. If you are interested in the discussion of animal use and our obligation as animal owners and users, this book is a good starting point for opening up good ethical theory and not just personal judgments. It was very helpful to me to see a different perspective of animal agriculture in particular.

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