Veterinary ethics and professionalism

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  1. List some ethical issues in veterinary practice
    • Euthanasia
    • 'Heroic treatments'
    • Elective procedures
    • Treatment of wild animals
    • Financial issues
  2. List examples of ethical conflicts between different parties
    • Owner-animal
    • Owner-vet
    • Vet-practice
    • Vet-public
  3. What are the two animal interests when discussing ethics?
    Quality of life and quantity of life
  4. What are some justifications for killing animals?
    • For food
    • Euthanasia
    • Pest control
    • Hunting
    • Research
  5. What are the three views on the value of animal life?
    • Only quality matters
    • Quantity matters but animals are fully replaceable
    • Animals are not fully replaceable
  6. What is an ethical dilemma?
    Situations where each possible course seems to be morally wrong
  7. To practic veterinary medicine in the UK you must have a veterinary degree and be a member of ...?
    the RCVS
  8. What document does the RCVS produce?
    The guide to professional conduct
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Veterinary ethics and professionalism
2015-04-18 16:38:59
Ethics Professionalism

Vet Med - Module 12
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