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Decision Making
Everyday ethics
  1. James Yeates

    James Yeates graduated from Bristol in 2004. He has since worked in small animal practice while undertaking a BSc in bioethics, and is now enrolled on a PhD in veterinary ethics and law. He is a member of SPVS council with an interest in recent graduate issues.


THIS series gives readers the opportunity to consider and contribute to the discussion of some of the ethical dilemmas that can arise in veterinary practice. Each month, a case scenario is presented, followed by discussion of some of the issues involved. In addition, a possible way forward is suggested; however, there is rarely a cut‐and‐dried answer in such cases, and readers may wish to suggest an alternative approach. Readers who wish to contribute to the discussion of this month's dilemma ‐ ‘Owner's dying wish’ ‐ are invited to do so and should send their comments as soon as possible, so that they can be considered for publication in the next issue. Responses to the ‘Difficult dog’ dilemma, which was published last month, appear on page 624. This series is being coordinated by Siobhan Mullan, of the University of Bristol. It is hoped that it will provide a framework that will help practices find solutions when facing similar dilemmas. This month's dilemma is presented and discussed by James Yeates.

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