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Ethics

Standards of conduct or moral judgment.

Ethics

The study and practice of appropriate behavior, regardless of the behavior's legality. Certain industries have professional organizations setting and promoting certain ethical standards. For example, an accountant may be required to refrain from engaging in aggressive accounting, even when a particular type of aggressive accounting is not illegal. Professional organizations may censure or revoke the licenses of those professionals who are found to have violated the ethical standards of their fields.

In investing, ethics helps inform the investment decisions of some individuals and companies. For example, an individual may have a moral objection to smoking and therefore refrain from investing in tobacco companies. Ethics may be both positive and negative in investing; that is, it may inform where an individual makes investments (e.g. in environmentally friendly companies) and where he/she does not (e.g. in arms manufacturers). Some mutual funds and even whole subdivisions are dedicated to promoting ethical investing. See also: Green fund, Islamic finance.
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Teachers' stories are examples of lived experience that reveal the essence of ethical practice.
Appropriate training may include advanced degree--and nondegree-associated course work and practicum experiences such as participation in ethical review committees, development of intensive short courses designed for members of human subjects research ethical review committees, analysis of ethical review guidelines or processes, and research on ethical practices in biomedical or behavioral research in the trainees' countries.
My father taught me about the prudence, confidentiality, and responsibilities that are essential in an ethical practice.
ethical practice (including veganism on campuses, clothing, animal concerns and activism, personal care products, etc.
Close to two-thirds of respondents say they are implementing initiatives to promote positive organizational values and ethical practice, but the same amount of time and effort they allocate is often inadequate
Women didn't have to be told this; we knew that another man's child would be disowned (if not killed) by our husband, so monogamy was a very practical, ethical practice.
Tarvydas and Cottone (1991) identify a four-level model of ethical practice.
To advance the concepts of disinterested and ethical practice is often to invite ridicule from both clients and colleagues.
Newspaper reporters have recently called me to comment on two separate incidents involving violations of ethical practice by employees of criminal justice agencies.
Fidelity bonding of deposit monies, ethical practice, and fully trained professional staff can best be demonstrated to the public through theNational Approved Letting Scheme,"said ARLA chairman Philip Cook.
Managed care is pushing at the edges of ethical practice, demanding that physicians operate in ways that may not be in the best interests of the patient.
They offer accounts of specific sessions, and discuss distance education for mental health professionals, including the ethical practice of supervision of trainees doing psychotherapy in remote locations.