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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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Additionally, there was a political connection to ethics emerging with the introduction of concepts of social justice and activism in occupational therapy (Townsend, 1993), which recognised ethical practice as part of a wider social responsibility.
Ethical practice in nursing: Working the in-betweens.
Your 2015 Code of Ethics has the guidelines and framework to assist in addressing concerns while maintaining a moral compass and ethical practice.
The College believed that the facilitation of dialogic exchanges (Bakhtin, 1981) would support the identification and construction of collective knowledge, which would lead to the discovery of essential elements of ethical standards and 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.