Transcript intro - Moodle @ UCOL
Introduction to Animal Legislation and Ethics VN110 Ethics = moral principles, rules (personal or imposed) and standards of conduct. An ethical issue may be in conflict with legislation: You may be asked to do something you feel is unethical eg dock dogs tails. You may be required to do something you feel is unethical eg dob in a Jewish friend in Nazi Germany. You may feel it unethical not to do something the law does not allow eg ethanasia. Factors that influences ethical stance: Age. Gender. Religion or ethnic group or culture. Socio-economic status or occupation. Experiences or what you have heard/read. Lifestyle. Why is ethics important in Veterinary Nursing? You will face ethical questions daily: euthanasia or treat, level of treatment? procedures such as tail docking, debarking. destruction of healthy animals. Others may have different ethical stance: clients. colleagues. vets.