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Ethics

Standards of conduct or moral judgment.
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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.
The COE survey was developed to establish a baseline understanding of the knowledge, behaviors, and attitudes regarding ethical practice within recreational therapy to guide the development of ethics training.
Teachers' stories are examples of lived experience that reveal the essence of ethical practice.
We have to set the example for them to embrace an appropriate moral compass, a good sense of ethics and ethical practice, honesty, integrity, respect lot others, and an abiding commitment to the common good.
The conference saw the launch of the Sarajevo Commitment, a statement of professional and ethical practice which journalists are encouraged to sign.
Based on a sample of members in the Institute for the Management of Information Systems, an international professional institute that sets standards for professional conduct, the survey reflects attitudes among a population of practitioners already committed to ethical practice.
Diane added: 'The ethical practice of trading the company adopts is reflected throughout the policies of the company and even the merchandise we stock.'
Founded in 1962, the ADAA promotes high standards of connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practice in the art dealing profession.
Proposed training programs should equip them with the critical skills that are needed to provide bioethics expertise and leadership to their institutions, national governments, and international bodies, and potentially, to pursue studies on ethical practice in biomedical and behavioral research in developing countries.
Certification recognizes the level of knowledge necessary to work effectively with people with MS, and promotes safe, ethical practice. All candidates must be registered nurses with at least two years' experience working with people with MS.
That exception, said the ALL leader, is totally "bogus." In addition to expert medical opinions challenging the partial-birth exceptions clause, Brown provided a list of nearly 500 physicians who had signed the following declaration: "I agree that there is never a situation in the law or in the ethical practice of medicine where a preborn child's life need be intentionally destroyed by procured abortion for the purpose of saving the life of the mother." Mrs.
The 1997 NCDA Guidelines for the Use of the Internet for Provision of Career Information and Planning Services set standards for ethical practice that stress the importance of clear disclosure, protection of clients, job posting protocols, and the ethical use of assessments as already discussed.