Law and Ethics | Veterinary Economics

Law and Ethics

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2004
Leadership doesn't have to be elusive. In fact, it's become a bit clearer how to be a good leader in the face of significant business ethic challenges over the last several years.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2004
The examination room can be a horridly stressful place. The stomach butterflies often begin before the veterinarian even walks in the door.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2004
Sometimes it seems as though the clinical practice of veterinary medicine is a perpetual manifestation of the timeworn expression "no good deed goes unpunished."
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2004
The world only seems to get more and more complex, and the more we "grab life by the horns," the more complicated entanglements we face.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2004
A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine attempted to evaluate the quality of care provided to patients by comparing medical records from hospitals with the standard "evidence-based" best practice relative to the patient's particular medical problem.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2003
You'll never witness any shortage of complaints and dismay associated with being the spouse or significant other of a practicing veterinarian. There are the long hours and late nights. There are lots of parties you show up at late. Then, there are those movies and theatrical performances you only see part of; whether you miss the first third or the last third depends on when the emergency call comes.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2003
Question 1: What is the most important determinant in your decision to advise referral of a patient for overnight care?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2003
Ever hear that expression, "I wouldn't do that for love or money?" I suppose that what the expression really means is that "I wouldn't do that for anything." The logical inference is that if there is no emotional or economic motivation, there isn't any motivation at all. In the law, and in the veterinary workplace, the truth of this inference plays out each and every day.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2003
This month, we begin a series covering a particularly relevant topic in veterinary law, yet one that is widely overlooked both by lawyers when they are counseling veterinarians and veterinarians as they seek out legal advice.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2003
Last month we discussed the pressure tactics parents, uncles, aunts and friends of young people can use on us as veterinary practitioners to arrange for their favorite youngster to come into our clinics and "observe."
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2003
You don't have to be a veterinarian for very long before it happens to you.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2003
In the first part of this series, we identified a number of problem areas that surround the employment relationship when a practice hires (perhaps a better word would be "enlists") a part-time or relief veterinarian.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2003
I see a geriatric dog with recent onset seizures that are not being controlled with anti-convulsant medications.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2003
Tampa, Fla.- As veterinary officials stymie a Colorado bill granting pet owners up to $100,000 for loss of companionship claims, nationwide debate concerning the legal status of pets brews. One by one, America's courts are considering emotional distress and wrongful death lawsuits as pet owners and trial lawyers attempt to raise the value of pets to more than property - a move promising to alter how the country practices and pays for veterinary care.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2003
Don't overlook disability and pension benefits; make sure you understand documents; legalese can short-circuit best intentions