Moral distress, compassion fatigue and burn-out in veterinary practice

Concerns regarding compassion fatigue and burn-out in veterinary practice are steadily increasing. Burn-out is defined as the state in which a person feels emotionally, physically and mentally exhausted. Work-related stress can have a significant impact on our quality of life and unfortunately lead to burn-out, moral distress and compassion fatigue. As veterinary professionals are exposed to ethical dilemmas and stressful situations daily, it is important that they are aware of the signs of...

Setting up a cat friendly clinic

Despite the increase in popularity of cats as pets, there has not been a similar increase in the amount spent on feline veterinary healthcare. The...

Preparing students for practice

Traditionally education has prepared veterinary nursing students well to have the knowlege and practical skills to care for patients to the best of...

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