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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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This study is regarding to the evaluation of doctors, practice based on medical ethics through their students, and patients, opinions.
s rendering of the role of religious beliefs in medical ethics quite puzzling.
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Written for physicians and other medical professionals, attorneys, and patients, this edition of the American Medical Association's Code of Medical Ethics offers guidance on about 200 current ethical opinions.
In Chapter 1, Jonsen explores the roots of Western medical ethics in Greek and Roman medicine; special attention is given to the Hippocratic Oath.
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A TOP doctor and expert on medical ethics was under investigation yesterday after he was accused of failing to report an alleged sexual assault on a schoolgirl.
Is medical ethics in times of war identical to medical ethics in times of peace, as the World Medical Association declared in 2004?
I am concerned when there are discussions of psychiatric ethics without reference to the Principles of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Association.
Award for Leadership in Medical Ethics and Professionalism Saturday at the AMA's semi- annual policy-making meeting.
Dr Sokol is a researcher in medical ethics at Imperial College, London.

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