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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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Subsequently, it became evident that despite numerous reforms, medical ethics education was inadequately served by formalised coursework curricula, [15] which did not produce the caring and compassionate physician envisaged.
For example, consider four American authors addressing issues in medical ethics: a Protestant scholar who creatively reads the Bible (Allen Verhey); a feminist Catholic theologian who expands natural law reasoning by promoting participation, justice, and change (Lisa Sowle Cahill); another Catholic theologian who integrates the contributions of virtue ethics (James F.
The content, duration, mode of training in medical ethics requires a standardized module for evaluating their knowledge and attitudes.
Thus, various concrete rules are being created and initiatives undertaken in regards to medical ethics.
One distinctive aspect of the book appears in Chapter 3, 'Medical Ethics of India and China'.
Nevertheless, even after creating a fair and objective system for treating swine-flu patients, health-care providers and medical ethics committees will still have to address other challenges.
Into these conflicting currents of thought pertaining to military medical ethics, Gross takes readers on a complicated theoretical journey, evaluating philosophical arguments based on deontology or utilitarianism as well as imperatives grounded in treaties and constitutional law.
I am concerned when there are discussions of psychiatric ethics without reference to the Principles of Medical Ethics of the American Medical Association.
College-level courses in veterinary medicine will find AN INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY MEDICAL ETHICS: THEORY AND CASES, 2ND EDITION an excellent point of discussion for surveying the vet's ethical and medical issues in animal welfare issues.
Dr Sokol is a researcher in medical ethics at Imperial College, London.
My friend and fellow ethicist, Richard Thompson, MD, wrote an excellent and readily understandable introduction to principal-based ethics and moral intelligence, the latter being a reclaiming of the traditional "virtue ethics" ("Look What's Happened to Medical Ethics," The Physician Executive, 32(2), March/April 2006).

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