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The Resource Blue juice : euthanasia in veterinary medicine, Patricia Morris

Blue juice : euthanasia in veterinary medicine, Patricia Morris

Label
Blue juice : euthanasia in veterinary medicine
Title
Blue juice
Title remainder
euthanasia in veterinary medicine
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Morris
Title variation
Euthanasia in veterinary medicine
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Offering a candid behind-the-scenes look at small-animal veterinary practices, Blue Juice explores the emotional and ethical conflicts involved in providing a "good death" for companion animals. Patricia Morris presents a nuanced ethnographic account of how veterinarians manage patient care and client relations when their responsibility shifts from saving an animal's life to negotiating a decision to end it. Using her own experiences and observations in veterinary settings as well as the voices of seasoned and novice vets, Morris reveals how veterinarians think about euthanasia and why this "dirty work" often precipitates "burnout," moral quandaries, and even tense or emotional interactions with clients. Closely observing these interactions, Morris illuminates the ways in which euthanasia reflects deep and unresolved tension in human-animal relationships. Blue Juice seeks to understand how practitioners, charged with the difficult task of balancing the interests of animals and their humans, deal with the responsibility of ending their patients' lives. Patricia Morris is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Drury University
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DNLM/DLC
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1976-
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Morris, Patricia
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Animals, culture, and society
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  • Euthanasia of animals
  • Veterinary anesthesia
  • Pets
Label
Blue juice : euthanasia in veterinary medicine, Patricia Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-225) and index
Contents
Introduction : euthanasia in veterinary medicine -- Negotiating death : managing disagreement with pet owners -- Creating a good death : the dramaturgy of veterinary euthanasia -- Strange intimacy : managing pet owners' emotions -- Learning to euthanize : death and the novice veterinarian -- Coping with euthanasia : emotion-management strategies -- Conclusion : animals as property and patients
Control code
ocn755698191
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 230 p.
Isbn
9781439907061
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011047604
System control number
(OCoLC)755698191
Label
Blue juice : euthanasia in veterinary medicine, Patricia Morris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-225) and index
Contents
Introduction : euthanasia in veterinary medicine -- Negotiating death : managing disagreement with pet owners -- Creating a good death : the dramaturgy of veterinary euthanasia -- Strange intimacy : managing pet owners' emotions -- Learning to euthanize : death and the novice veterinarian -- Coping with euthanasia : emotion-management strategies -- Conclusion : animals as property and patients
Control code
ocn755698191
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 230 p.
Isbn
9781439907061
Isbn Type
(paper : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011047604
System control number
(OCoLC)755698191

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