Ethics


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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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* Masters Seminar on Ethics--The Professional Ethics Committee's yearly CLE program addresses ethical issues of great significance to Bar members at the annual convention.
In this age of cosmopolitanism, cosmopolitan ethics should emerge.
Sajjeed Aslam - Head of ACCA Pakistan, shared with the audience ACCA's initiatives on Global Ethics Day and the discussions taking place globally and said, "By supporting an event such as Global Ethics Day we are debating about what matters, and being proactive rather than ignoring the issues."
Ethics, in general, is an axiological issue which deals with the values and morals.
Chapters in the second section explore how ethics reviewers often have trouble with new methodological techniques.
Even the postgraduates had less competence to resolve ethical dilemmas because of deficient training.2,5 Mohammed identified the areas that led to dissatisfaction of 52% of patients with physicians and emphasized on appropriate training to sensitize residents.2 The Indian study showed lesser appreciation of healthcare ethics in dental postgraduates than medical counterparts.5 The enhancement in professionals' competency to deal ethical challenges, necessitates compulsory ethical education in under-graduate and postgraduate curriculum3,5 that should include general principles, profession specific contents and contemporary issues.
* The 2015 ANA Ethics Symposium designed to facilitate dialogue across the nursing spectrum, June 4-5 in Baltimore.
"Such a culture is one in which honesty, accountability, mutual respect, and integrity guide all actions and decisions; employees uphold core values in daily activities; leaders, managers, and supervisors model the conduct they expect; and personnel with concerns seek the advice and support of an ethics counselor.
As an ethics committee member for several years, I feel that some chapters are very well done.
The fact that Prof.Shabih H.Zaidi has been practicing medicine now for many decades in different cultures and countries, his passion for religious works, his keen interest in philosophy, literature, poetry, history has further enriched the contents of this book on Ethics.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (2003) found the need for college accounting ethics education because large CPA firms were not offering accounting ethics training for their professional accounting staff (future CPA).
* On the surface, one might think that investing in key business activities such as accelerating technology development or strengthening workforce talent may represent higher priorities and offer greater returns than investing in ethics.