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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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gov, that allows nurses to identify the licensure renewal cycles during which the Nursing Jurisprudence and Nursing Ethics requirements must be completed.
Thompson IE, Melia KM, Boyd KM, Horsburgh D 2006 Nursing Ethics UK, Churchill Livingstone
Judy Barone BSN, JD, Institute of Nursing Ethics, Association of Nurse Attorneys
And, centrally, she engages in a penetrating examination of the "ethics of care," exposing a number of serious conceptual mistakes on the part of its proponents and criticizing ways in which it has been appropriated uncritically by many contemporary writers in nursing ethics.
Faculty Member at UCLA School of Nursing to Present Research Findings at National Nursing Ethics Conference in Los Angeles
The key to understanding the moral identity of modern nursing and the distinctiveness of nursing ethics resides in a deeper examination of the extensive nursing ethics literature and history from the late 1800s to the mid-1960s (before the "bioethics revolution" [Fowler, 2016, p.
The history of 'modern' nursing ethics in Western countries can be traced back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, where its inception and development paralleled the beginning and advancement of the new modern nursing profession credited with having progressed under the influence of the legendary reforms lead by British nurse Florence Nightingale (1820-1910).
A REGISTERED nurse (RN) who used a Waikato District Health Board (WDHB) fuel card to pay for petrol for her own car has been censured, fined $600 and ordered to undertake a course on nursing ethics.
The first source was a national professional organization of bioethicists whose members identified themselves in the directory as holding a doctoral degree and having an interest in nursing ethics (n = 35).
Our faculty, students and alumni continue to have tremendous impact both locally and globally in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Intimate Partner Violence, Nursing Ethics, and Aging to name only a few.
Whereas nursing ethics is described more specifically as a:
In 1989, when the first edition of Professor Johnstone's widely acclaimed book, Bioethics: A Nursing Perspective, was published, the subject of nursing ethics was largely invisible.

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