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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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Experience has led the authors to understand the deep value of collaborative research projects that include what has been termed the "embedded ethicist" (Zoloth, 2009) who is serious about listening to and learning the science content and method in the lab.
It is in the sensitivity to different value systems and the origins of such diversity that I think ethicists can help to move along discussions of futility and end-of-life care in general.
But a cash-payment system of organ procurement is strongly opposed by both liberal and conservative ethicists, and also by a host of medical groups.
For Kierkegaard, an ethicist would have to live in fear and trembling squared, first, for the fact of his own infinite culpability, second, because he has at some level to share in the moral responsibility of the person or corporation he is advising.
THE OLD GREEK GODS were not, to put it mildly, practising ethicists, nor did they show any interest in the subject.
This Comment will focus on the clinical ethicist's role as a consultant for individual cases because it is the most likely to expose the ethics consultant to potential liability; the clinical ethicists' roles as educator and policymaker are incredibly unlikely to produce instances in which they could be held liable for the advice they give.
ISSUE: Should an ethicist be allowed to testified in a medical malpractice case?
Not only was consent required, it had to be understood, according to a leading medical ethicist.
Irish actress Aisling O'Sullivan plays Dr Katherine Doone, a medical ethicist who has been drafted in by a hospital trust to help doctors make life or death decisions.
It is described as a passionate and challenging new series about the work of the clinical ethicist.
One Foot In The Grave's Richard Wilson and Art Malik head the line-up and Irish actress Aisling O'Sullivan stars as clinical ethicist Katherine Doone working in a large teaching hospital and battling for the rights of patients.
As a liberation ethicist, Cannon deftly unmasks the hermeneutical distortions of the majority of white Christians, North and South, who passively and unquestioningly accepted slavocracy.