Thursday, 24 January 2013
Dr James Yeates giving a talk at the Dick Vet
Dr James Yeates will present his talk on Thurs 31 January,
LT1 @ 5.15pm
Title: Ethics and Clinical Decision-Making
"Good clinical decision-making is central to being a good vet. This requires not only enough medical knowledge, but also accurate welfare assessment and sound ethical reasoning. Best practice (as described in textbooks) can take us so far, but not many cases allow such "best practice" (especially as a RSPCA vet).
This talk takes us through steps in ethical decision-making of real cases, with chances to practice decision-making in real life situations (with no fear of embarrassment)"
James Yeates BSc BVSc DWEL DipECVS(AWBM) PhD MRCVS is Chief Veterinary Officer at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (UK) and Honorary Lecturer at the University of Bristol (UK). James is Chair of the British Veterinary Association Ethics and Welfare Group and is a member of the BVA Council, the Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law Veterinary Association Committee, the British Small Animal Veterinary Association Scientific Committee and the International Fund for Cat Welfare CommitteeHe has previously been Honorary Secretary for the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons, a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and the BSAVA Petsavers clinical scholar in animal welfare ethics and law at the University of Bristol. James has a Bachelors of Veterinary Science, a Bachelors in Bioethics, a RCVS Certificate and Diploma in animal welfare science, ethics and law and a PhD in veterinary ethics. He is a Diplomate of the RCVS and European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine. James edits the AWSELVA Journal of Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law, and has published on topics such as veterinary decision-making, euthanasia, animal welfare values, companion animal welfare, stem cells and medical authority, including a forthcoming book on Achieving Animal Welfare in Veterinary Practice (Wiley-Blackwell)