An Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics: Theory And Cases, Second Edition
Bernard RollinISBN: 0813803993;
In a new edition of this popular book, Bernard Rollin, acknowledged pioneer in veterinary ethics, explores the nature of ethical reasoning and decision-making, providing an introductory framework for understanding ethical theory and its practical application to veterinary medicine. Introduction to Veterinary Medical Ethics addresses the ethical challenges that veterinarians face daily as they seek to balance obligations to client, animal, self, peers, and society.Now with over 100 real-life veterinary case histories and thorough analysis, this edition includes new discussions of topics such as informed consent, alternative medicine, guardianship, Aesculapian authority, animal quality of life, increased economic value of pets, and better veterinary education.This book is essential reading for all veterinary students and practitioners, as well as those interested in general animal welfare. One of the most difficult issues that confronts veterinarians and staff today concerns...