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Running Head: BUSINESS ETHICS 1 Student’s Name: Joanna Nicholas Student Identification Number: AC1702396 Course Number and Title: Business Ethics BU490 Assignment Number: Assignment 05 Date of Submission: 11-01-2021.
BUSINESS ETHICS 2 Studies show that ethical issues in veterinary medicine often spark emotional reactions ( Dickinson et al., 2011) . For instance, medics concur that communication regarding the discipline’s dilemmas is challenging ( Mullan & Main, 2001) . Ethics refers 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 often role-defined. Veterinarians have a wide array of responsibilities ( Dickinson et al., 2011) . The individuals must behave professionally to protect clients, the public, and colleagues. Veterinarians have the responsibility of promoting the well-being and care of animals ( Kimera & Mlangwa, 2016) . However, Shaw and Lagon (2007) find that these professionals’ line of work frequently involves conflicts. The challenges originate from a wide array of ethical issues ( Mullan & Main, 2001) . The complexity of the profession stems from the role of being an advocate of conflicting interests ( Batchelor & McKeegan, 2012) . These experiences expose veterinarians to tensions when serving clients and patients. Individuals in this line of profession often come across circumstances that call for morality ( Shaw & Lagon 2007) . The latter is an aspect 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 to moral and practical dilemmas ( Dickinson et al., 2011) . Scholars such as Mullan and Main (2001) note that ethical problems may be attributable to differences in care principles. The beliefs vary in terms of client’s and animal moral values as well as
BUSINESS ETHICS 3 veterinary responsibilities. The profession’s roles focus on deciding what is best for patients and communicating efficiently ( Batchelor & McKeegan, 2012) . Continuous engagement between clients and colleagues fosters the exploration of reasons beneath ethical dilemmas ( Morgan & McDonald, 2007) . Researchers note that one of the effective ways of approaching ethical issues in veterinary medicine is researching and consultations ( Dickinson et al., 2011) . Batchelor and McKeegan (2012) comment that continuous engagements must involve staff and professors. In

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