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?


Appendices

1. Scenarios

2. Schedule Three amendment to Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966

3. The RCVS code of conduct for veterinary nurses


Index

Details

No. of pages:
178
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9780702035081
Print ISBN:
9780750688444

About the authors

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