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Ethical dilemmas in practice
Can't pay, won't pay?
  1. Chris Barker

    Chris Barker is co-director of a small animal practice in Carlisle and holds the RCVS certificate in veterinary radiology.

Abstract

THIS series gives readers the opportunity to consider and contribute to 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-anddried answer in such cases, and readers may wish to suggest an alternative approach. This month's dilemma, ‘Can't pay, won't pay?’, is presented and discussed by Chris Barker. 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 ‘TB testing protocol’, which was published in the July/August issue of In Practice, appears on pages 414 to 415.

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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