"Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care: Case Studies in Client
Communication, Morbidity and Mortality" provides a unique
opportunity to learn from real-life case examples. Presented as a
collection of short case studies, the book examines a wide range of
situations likely to arise in emergency practice.
The approach is modeled on the Morbidity and Mortality
Conferences which were first established as a training and
educational tool for medical doctors. They have now been
successfully adopted in veterinary medicine as a forum for case
review and learning opportunities, encouraging thorough review from
Each chapter presents a real case, and highlights the pitfalls
that both novice and experienced veterinarians can encounter. A key
theme of the book is on communication issues. Owner perspectives
are discussed, as well as how communications between clinicians and
owners can be optimized to allow veterinarians to better meet owner
The cases were provided by a variety of experienced
veterinarians, primarily specialists in veterinary emergency and
critical care, as well as other specialties, general practice,
universities, and private institutions.
This highly readable book is suitable either to absorb from
cover to cover, or for reference to a specific case or situation.
It highlights a number of common clinical problems and
communication issues that either did or may lead to difficulties in
case management, helping you to avoid these situations.
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