Blue Juice

Author:   Patricia Morris
Publisher:   Temple University Press
ISBN:  

9781280678349


Pages:   244
Publication Date:   01 January 2012
Format:   Electronic book text
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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.

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Author:   Patricia Morris
Publisher:   Temple University Press
Imprint:   Temple University Press
ISBN:  

9781280678349


ISBN 10:   1280678348
Pages:   244
Publication Date:   01 January 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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