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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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Professional ethics in dentistry is one of the basic components for achieving success in dental practice because it ensures patients' confidence in adroitness of the practitioners as well as in the dental procedures to which they are subjected.
Wife argues that professional ethics are not subjective criteria with the transformation of cultural, social and economic change, but also concrete and practical rules that countries, religions and different time periods have changed.
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They can (1) strengthen the discussion of professional ethics and integrity in their curriculum; (2) expose students to tax policy issues; and (3) increase their efforts to identify and recruit the best and brightest students.
Because of space limitations, several important fields of professional ethics are not represented in this issue -- for example, education ethics and military ethics.
1) In 1987, the GFOA Executive Board established an ad hoc ethics committee to update the 49-year-old Code of Professional Ethics.
All members of the Appraisal Institute have agreed to, and are responsible for, acting in compliance with the applicable Code of Professional Ethics and Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
To address fully the charge given to it, the committee would need to look at a range of theoretical ethical issues broader than those pertaining to codes of professional ethics.
In this article, we discuss professional ethics in teacher education and note the particular challenges for teacher educators, specifically early childhood teacher educators, in addressing professional ethics.
By discussing the limits of the law and other external methods of controlling police behavior, the officers begin to view police professionalism as an internally driven ideal, reflecting not only skill and competence but also a finely tuned sense of professional ethics.
In fact, the Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors (1988, p.
These communicators seem caught between their career demands and their professional ethics.

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