Veterinarian Dr Helen Beattie - Conflict, Tension and Veterinary Moral Distress - part 2 of 3

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Veterinarian Dr Helen Beattie on:

  • Conflict, Tension & Moral Distress
  • Books Helen's reading and recommends
  • Inspiration & aspirational parenting
  • + a bit of philosophical discussion

Part 2 of a multi-part series getting to know Dr Helen Beattie before she became known to New Zealand's veterinarians in her role as Chief Veterinary Officer at the New Zealand Veterinary Association.
Part 1 - episode 069 - some career highs and lows
Books Dr Helen Beattie is reading or has just finished reading:

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52741293-shuggie-bain

Roar - How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life by Dr Stacy Sims

https://www.penguin.co.nz/books/roar-9781623366865

Women Don't Owe You Pretty by Florence Given: https://www.whitcoulls.co.nz/product/women-dont-owe-you-pretty-6548712

Top level topics Helen talks about:

  • Some of “team” & “people” highlights vs things she’s achieved.
  • The privilege of having “thinking time” that you don’t get in clinical practice.
  • The opportunity to be exposed to amazing minds and people that vets in clinic don’t get.
  • What would “Old Helen” say to “Young Helen” – I asked Helen what tips she’d give to herself today as a freshly graduated vet.
  • Her personal principles
  • Tension and conflict
  • Communication
  • Human behaviour change
  • Bipolar language
  • The power of language
  • Helen talks about how cycling gives her thinking space and time: her clearinghouse
  • Working as a locum in the UK
  • The prevalence of specialists just around the corner.
  • Her desire for kiwi fur baby parents to invest in pet insurance for comfort and security.
  • Moral distress – a lowlight for most vets in their veterinary career.

Julie and Dr Beattie skirt on the fringes around the topic of rape. If you are sensitive to this you might find this e

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