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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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Nursing ethics into the next millennium: A context-sensitive approach for nursing ethics.
2008, 'The devaluation of nursing: A position statement', Nursing Ethics 15(4), 549-556.
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 chair of nursing at Melbourne's Deakin University has just edited a Sage Library major reference work, the three-volume Nursing Ethics.
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.
An excellent reference source for nurses is a publication from Sigma Theta Tau International entitled Nursing Ethics in Everyday Practice.
When nurses identified the need for a nursing ethics committee, Miriam launched a nurse-specific branch of the hospital ethics committee.
Veatch, and Carol Taylor's CASE STUDIES IN NURSING ETHICS (9780763780319, $82.
She has demonstrated dynamic leadership in promoting excellence in nursing, knowledge of current issues in relation to the goals of the nursing profession, and has shown a keen awareness of and commitment to professional nursing ethics.

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