Ethics, Law and the Veterinary Nurse - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750688444, 9780702035081

Ethics, Law and the Veterinary Nurse

1st Edition

Authors: Sophie Pullen Carol Gray
eBook ISBN: 9780702035081
Paperback ISBN: 9780750688444
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 25th July 2006
Page Count: 178

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. Having an awareness of the law is an invaluable resource, especially for those in the veterinary field. Ethics, Law, and the Veterinary Nurse addresses the laws and ethics specifically related to veterinary nursing with knowledge. The book's expert authors use their experience in teaching and law to create an essential resource for veterinary nurses. Case examples illustrate various issues and highlight the relevance of these to everyday practice, plus the book covers regulation, representation, research ethics, and the Veterinary Surgeon's Act for a complete handbook to law and ethics as they relate to veterinary nursing.

Key Features

  • Created for veterinary nurses that deals with everyday situations in veterinary practice and relates them to the law and veterinary ethics.
  • Supports the veterinary nursing curriculum at all levels as a complete reference on law and ethics.
  • Clinical scenarios represent real-life situations and discuss the legal and ethical principles involved in different courses of action.
  • Comprehensive coverage of ethics and law makes this book an essential reference for every veterinary nurse and veterinary practice.

Table of Contents

  1. Veterinary Nursing: The Road to Professionalism

    2. Introduction to Ethical Principles

    3. Introduction to the Legal System

    4. Negligence and Whistle-Blowing

    5. Regulation and Representation

    6. The History of Animal Welfare

    7. Religious Ethics

    8. Consent to Treatment in Veterinary Practice

    9. The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966

    10. Animal Research Ethics and Law

    11. Research on People: Ethical Considerations

    12. A Round-Up of ‘Other’ Legislation

    13. Ethical thinking: The Way Forward?


    1. Scenarios

    2. Schedule Three amendment to Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966

    3. The RCVS code of conduct for veterinary nurses



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About the Author

Sophie Pullen

Affiliations and Expertise

Director 2by2 Training, Honorary Member of BVNA

Carol Gray

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Veterinary Communication Skills, University of Liverpool; Registered Practitioner, HE Academy, UK