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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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By the power conferred under s 20A read with s 33(m) of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956, Medical Council of India brought out the new code of medical ethics in 2002 replacing the older one of 1972 and updated on 18 July 2000 as Indian Medical Council Regulation 2002 (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics).
The further survey of the historical development of medicine and medical ethics will be limited to several Western countries.
Teaching and evaluation methods of medical ethics in the Saudi public medical colleges: cross-sectional questionnaire study.
This time, the Big Board was composed by one representative of each the National Academy of Medicine, the Colombian Medical Association, the Association of Scientific Societies, the Medical Federation, the Colombian Association of Faculties of Medicine, the National Medical Ethics Tribunal and the Colombian Institute of Bioethics Studies.
Participant's views about the most helpful methods to teach medical ethics were sought towards the end of the questionnaire.
According to experts on medical ethics, research misconduct does not include honest errors or differences of opinion and implies willful acts.
1949, the final amendment of this declaration was adopted as the International Code of Medical Ethics by The WMA in London [12].
He has given over 4,000 expert witness opinions in court cases on pediatric neurology and medical ethics.
When medical ethics curricula first became formalised in the 1980s, the main focus was not on guaranteeing virtuous physicians, but rather on accepting medical ethics education as a formally structured component of the medical curriculum.
Developing his 2008 Gifford Lectures on the ethics of medicine, he explores the relationship of professional medical ethics to the religious and secular sources of ethical reasoning and praxis.
Military Medical Ethics for the 21st Century is an extraordinary text that fills a yawning gap in two existing fields--bioethics and military ethics--while at the same time defining an important new sub-discipline--military medical ethics--and pointing the way for future scholars to continue to explore its vital issues.
All students at Harvard Medical School are required to take a comprehensive course on medical ethics entitled "Medical Ethics and Professionalism.

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