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The Last Walk, Our Companion Animals at the End of Their Lives

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Format
Online; Online Video; Video
Type
Filmed Lectures
Date
2013-02-27
Duration
1:00:21
Summary
As our companion animals grow old and infirm, veterinarians and human caregivers alike face a complex and confusing array of choices and decisions. This Medical Center Hour explores some of the central moral challenges in end-of-life care for animals, from pain management and quality-of-life assessments to palliative treatment, hospice care, and making that final decision to hasten an animal's death. Considering this "last walk" with our pets, bioethicist Jessica Pierce and compassionate care advocate Susan Bauer-Wu borrow some ethical guideposts from the field of human bioethics (and offer a few in return). A John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture Co-presented with the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life, UVA
Creator
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Moderator
Childress, Marcia Day
Speaker
Pierce, Jessica, 1965-
Bauer-Wu, Susan
Publisher
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Language
English
Collection
Medical Center Hour
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The speakers in this presentation have given the University of Virginia permission to make it freely accessible online for all audiences to view. To request permission to reproduce, republish, and/or repost this presentation please contact the Historical Collections and Services Department of the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia.
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