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Law and ethics of the veterinary profession

Wilson, James F.

Law and ethics of the veterinary profession

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Published by Priority Press in Yardley, PA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Veterinarians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.,
  • Veterinarians -- Professional ethics -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames F. Wilson ; Bernard E. Rollin and Jo Anne L. Garbe, contributing authors.
    ContributionsRollin, Bernard E., Garbe, Jo Anne L.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF2940.V3 W54
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 513, [19] p. :
    Number of Pages513
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17778335M

    Supports the veterinary nursing curriculum at all levels as a complete reference on law and ethics. With society's expectations that the veterinarian serve as mandated animal advocate as evidenced by the aforementioned laboratory-animal lawsveterinarians will doubtless be in the forefront of emerging social concerns about animal use and treatment. Occasionally a veterinarian is faced with a situation in which a pet is suffering without hope of recovery, as in terminal cancer, but where euthanasia is not an option because an owner refuses to authorize it. Veterinary ethics does not have such a strong interplay.

    Rollin, in addition, had taught and published in human medical ethics, and he was sensitive to the differences between the problems of human medical ethics and those of veterinary medical ethics. Consent to Treatment in Veterinary Practice 9. The two academics seen to have written on veterinary ethics for the longest are Bernard Rollin Colorado State University [ citation needed ] and Jerrold Tannenbaum University of California, Davis. It is rare to have an animal based legal challenge reaching high into the legal system. A more common delay of euthanasia occurs when a food animal is kept alive despite suffering to maximize income. Some Equine-Practice Concerns The equine veterinarian is under similar tension, only more so.

    Some veterinarians believe the veterinarian's only or major loyalty should be to the animal. In complete confinement houses for swine, animals are fed antibiotics because respiratory disease is so prevalent owing to high ammonia levels. The History of Animal Welfare 7. This book not only fulfils the requirements of the veterinary nursing syllabus but will also become a well-thumbed reference for daily practice. The Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics was founded in by a group of veterinarians, biomedical researchers and academics to promote discussion and debate about ethical issues arising in and relevant to veterinary practice. Small-Animal-Practice Concerns Although the role of the veterinarian has been defined by society in law for the laboratory-animal veterinarian, this has not occurred in other areas of veterinary medicine in which owner interest and animal interest may conflict.


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Law and ethics of the veterinary profession book

InRollin inaugurated the first regular, required, full-term course in veterinary ethics at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

As society elevated to the status of animals by applying a rights ethic, the status and effectualness of the veterinarian began to increase Rollin, Supports the veterinary nursing curriculum at all levels as a complete reference on law and ethics.

Supports the veterinary nursing curriculum at all levels as a complete reference on law and ethics. A more common delay of euthanasia occurs when a food animal is kept alive despite suffering to maximize income.

When enormous sums of money are at stake, consideration of the animal's interests tends to disappear. Even in the more traditional agricultural activity of cattle ranching, economic considerations militate against veterinarians' controlling the pain of such activities as branding, dehorning, and castration.

It is rare to have an animal based legal challenge reaching high into the legal system. The Veterinarian's Obligation to Society The veterinarian's obligation to society can also be the occasion for conflicts relating to self or business interests.

Occasionally a veterinarian is faced with a situation in which a pet is suffering without hope of recovery, as in terminal cancer, but where euthanasia is not an option because an owner refuses to authorize it. Largely involving cases of human rights a wide ranging variety of high-profile legal challenges in many countries have involved the use of ethics to encourage changes in law for example, assisted suicide, abortion, duty of care, rights to refuse treatment.

The Veterinary Oath and Its Moral Dilemmas When the veterinarian graduates from veterinary school, he or she is administered the veterinarian's oath, which includes a promise "to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering, the conservation of livestock resources, the promotion of public healthand the advancement of medical knowledge" see the Appendix, Volume 5.

One interesting dilemma that has challenged equine veterinarians is insurance companies' requirement that expensive horses be euthanized if they are rendered unfit by accident or illness for an insured purpose e.

This has caused some controversy as to why the veterinary profession remains one of the few remaining self-regulating professions. Many veterinarians quietly euthanize such animals as a humane act in spite of its illegality; but a more direct approach, utilized by veterinarians who often deal with death and the consequent grief of owners, is to discuss the inevitable with clients beforehand and exercise a humane ethic by requesting the clients to agree to euthanasia if certain clinical signs, like unremitting pain or inability to eat, arise.

Animal law, ethics and legal education

With moves in place to regulate veterinary nursing, issues of accountability will arise that will impact on every veterinary nurse in practice.

Most allow conviction only in cases of purposeful abuse, and in any case generally result in insignificant fines. The difference between the human patients and the animal patients does not interfere with the professionalism discussion between doctors and human patients and vets with their clients.

The Animal Welfare Committee of the AVMA has encouraged the association to take published positions on a variety of companion animal, exhibit and performance animal, research animal, and agricultural animal issues. Laboratory-Animal Legislation: Effect on the Profession One area—laboratory-animal medicine—has had its ethical obligations to animals articulated by law because of societal concern for animal welfare.

Fox and Rollin published articles in influential journals Fox, b; Rollin,that pointed out the need for systematic examination of the ethical concerns of the veterinary profession. Ethics, Law, and the Veterinary Nurse addresses the laws and ethics specifically related to veterinary nursing with knowledge.

Created for veterinary nurses that deals with everyday situations in veterinary practice and relates them to the law and veterinary ethics. Law and ethics of the veterinary profession book and medicinal additives to feed, or treatments of individual animals with medications, can result in residues in meat and milk.

Furthermore, the use of antibiotics, vaccines, growth promoters, etc. The advice given is thorough and detailed, covering different eventualities, the ethical knots and dilemmas, the personal feelings of those involved as well as objective recommendations on ethical decision making and, where relevant, guidance from veterinary governing bodies and the law.

The laboratory-animal veterinarian must also come to grips with the fact that virtually all of his or her patients will be killed at the end of a study.

Religious Ethics 8. The major objectives of the SVME are: to encourage ethical practices and professional behavior of veterinarians in all aspects of the profession to increase the understanding of the philosophical, social, moral and ethical values encountered by the veterinary profession to sponsor seminars and other presentations on ethics and values at local, state, regional and national meetings of veterinarians and other interested individuals to promote the teaching of ethical and value issues at colleges of veterinary medicine and to identify speakers on these subjects to encourage persons from other professions and disciplines - such as biomedical research, medicine, law, political science, philosophy and theology - to engage in cross-disciplinary discussions and studies of these issues to exchange information about veterinary ethical issues via bulletins, periodicals and newsletters to maintain archives of appropriate documents and materials related to these disciplines.

In addition to the responsibilities they have to the animal and the owner, veterinarians must weigh practice judgments in light of the needs of society in general " public health "peers, and themselves as well.

Clinical scenarios represent real-life situations and discuss the legal and ethical principles involved in different courses of prehensive coverage of ethics and law makes this book an essential reference for every veterinary nurse and veterinary practice.Veterinarians practice veterinary medicine in a variety of situations and circumstances.

Exemplary professional conduct upholds the dignity of the veterinary profession. All veterinarians are expected to adhere to a progressive code of ethical conduct known as the Principles of Veterinary Medical Ethics (PVME).

The PVME comprises the following. Law and Ethics of the Veterinary Profession (Reprint Edition) by James F. Wilson, Bernard E. Rollin, Purchase the book, with an up front cost of $ 2. Use the book during the school term. priority veterinary management consultants @ Pennsylvania, United StatesBook Edition: Reprint Edition.

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