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A set of moral principles or values; a theory or system of moral values; the principles of conduct governing an individual or group

Ethics

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Ethical tenet of the medical profession is

First, do no harm.

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3 tiers of ethics

Societal
Professional
Personal ethics

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Ethics: established by society
Generally written into law

Societal ethics

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Ethics: established by members of a profession to help define and encourage conduct specific to profession

Professional ethics

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Professional vet tech ethics include obligations to

The animal, owner, society, and the profession itself

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Personal principles of what is right or wrong, fair or unfair

Personal ethics

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Recommended behaviors fro members of a profession
Focus on professionalism, integrity, and respect
How you should present yourself

Professional ideals

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Ethical principle of ____
Belief that best action is one which accomplishes the greatest good for the greatest number
“Ends justify the means”
Some may suffer for benefit of others
(Animal testing)

Ethical principle of utilitarianism

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Ethical principle of _____
The end does not justify the means
Moral principles of right and wrong are upheld even if negative consequences

Ethical principle of deontology

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An ethical dilemma is

When the right action is not obvious or when it is debatable

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Consequences of ethical dilemmas in workplace

Conflicts w coworkers
Job stress, depression or burnout
Termination or resignation

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Solving ethical dilemmas:
Consider, what is your duty to:

Your employer
Your profession
Society and the law
The animal
The owner
Yourself

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Code of ethics guide is written by

NAVTA

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Who can be held accountable for you(a vet techs) mistakes ?

You and your boss (not the practice manager)