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Running Head: BUSINESS ETHICS 1Student’s Name: Joanna NicholasStudent Identification Number: AC1702396Course Number and Title: Business Ethics BU490Assignment Number: Assignment 05Date of Submission: 11-01-2021.
BUSINESS ETHICS 2Studies show that ethical issues in veterinary medicine often spark emotionalreactions (Dickinson et al., 2011). For instance, medics concur that communicationregarding the discipline’s dilemmas is challenging (Mullan & Main, 2001). Ethicsrefers to the principles and beliefs that define right and wrong (Shaw & Lagon 2007).Classification of these dilemmas depends on the category to which they pertain(Batchelor & McKeegan, 2012). For example, an ethical issue may be expert, social,or personal. Shaw and Lagon (2007) posit that professional ethical dilemmas are oftenrole-defined. Veterinarians have a wide array of responsibilities (Dickinson et al.,2011). The individuals must behave professionally to protect clients, the public, andcolleagues.Veterinarians have the responsibility of promoting the well-being and care ofanimals (Kimera & Mlangwa, 2016). However, Shaw and Lagon (2007) find thatthese professionals’ line of work frequently involves conflicts. The challengesoriginate from a wide array of ethical issues (Mullan & Main, 2001). The complexityof the profession stems from the role of being an advocate of conflicting interests(Batchelor & McKeegan, 2012). These experiences expose veterinarians to tensionswhen serving clients and patients. Individuals in this line of profession often comeacross circumstances that call for morality (Shaw & Lagon 2007). The latter is anaspect that makes veterinary medicine challenging to manage (Kimera & Mlangwa,2016).Veterinarians have to deal with the cases involving financial constraints, end-of-life care, inadequate care provision, and euthanasia. These issues contribute tomoral and practical dilemmas (Dickinson et al., 2011). Scholars such as Mullan andMain (2001) note that ethical problems may be attributable to differences in careprinciples. The beliefs vary in terms of client’s and animal moral values as well as
BUSINESS ETHICS 3veterinary responsibilities. The profession’s roles focus on deciding what is best forpatients and communicating efficiently (Batchelor & McKeegan, 2012).Continuous engagement between clients and colleagues fosters the explorationof reasons beneath ethical dilemmas (Morgan & McDonald, 2007). Researchers notethat one of the effective ways of approaching ethical issues in veterinary medicine isresearching and consultations (Dickinson et al., 2011). Batchelor and McKeegan(2012) comment that continuous engagements must involve staff and professors. In