Ethical dilemmas surrounding 24-hour nursing provision for patients in veterinary practice

Anna M Saul
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Providing suitable 24-hour patient care is a difficult topic for many veterinary practices (VP) and involves many ethical dilemmas to ensure that the patient's, staff's and clients' needs are met. Following rules and regulations to prevent litigation, providing care for good patient outcomes and upholding client expectations at an affordable price, alongside the provision for staff wellbeing makes this a difficult task. Evidence-based research, technology and effective communication skills may help to solve these dilemmas.

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