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Decision Making
Everyday ethics
  1. Niky Forrest

    Niky Forrest is a veterinary nurse currently working in Spain. After gaining the diploma in advanced veterinary nursing (surgical), she went on to complete a degree in veterinary nursing with health studies and a postgraduate certificate in higher education. She has subsequently been able to develop her interest in animal welfare.

Abstract

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. This month's dilemma, entitled ‘A question of ownership’, is presented and discussed by Niky Forrest. Readers with comments to contribute are invited to send them as soon as possible, so that they can be considered for publication in the next issue. Discussion of the dilemma ‘Rabbit tooth abscess’, which was published in the April issue of In Practice, appears on page 293.

The series is being coordinated by Siobhan Mullan, of the University of Bristol. It is hoped it will provide a framework that will help practices find solutions when facing similar dilemmas.

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