Ethics in Veterinary Practice: Balancing Conflicting Interests 1st Edition
Description of Ethics in Veterinary Practice: Balancing Conflicting Interests
An incisive examination of relevant and contemporary ethical issues facing veterinary practitioners, students, instructors, and animal researchers
In Ethics in Veterinary Practice: Balancing Conflicting Interests, a team of distinguished scholars delivers a foundational exploration of animal ethics and a guide to examining contemporary issues and dilemmas that arise regularly in veterinary practice. The book offers comprehensive, quickly accessible, and up-to-date information on veterinary ethics with content devoted to unique issues by practice type.
The authors offer a primary resource for veterinary ethics useful for veterinarians, faculty, instructors, senior undergraduates, and veterinary students that focuses on recognizing and addressing real-life ethical dilemmas and relevant philosophical discussions about the moral status of animals, animal rights, and interests.
Ethics in Veterinary Practice presents material on integrative medicine, animal pain, moral stress, and the future of veterinary ethics. Readers will also find:
- A thorough introduction to a theoretical basis for veterinary ethics, including discussions of animal welfare, ethical theories, and legal issues
- Comprehensive explorations of clinical veterinary ethics, including discussions of veterinary advocacy, ethical dilemmas, professionalism, economic issues, and medical errors
- Practical discussions of ethical concerns by practice type, including companion animals, equines, and animals used for food
- In-depth examination of emerging ethical concerns including animal use in veterinary education and animal maltreatment
Perfect for practicing veterinarians, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians and nurses, Ethics in Veterinary Practice: Balancing Conflicting Interests will also earn a place in the libraries of instructors teaching veterinary ethics, as well as biomedical and animal ethicists.
About the Author
Barry Kipperman is Instructor of Veterinary Ethics at the University of California at Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Missouri.
Bernard E. Rollin was a University Distinguished Professor and Professor of Philosophy, Animal Sciences, and Biomedical Sciences, as well as University Bioethicist at Colorado State University. He was the author of more than 20 books, including Animal Rights and Human Morality.
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