code of ethics

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A formalised standard of professional conduct

code of ethics

A summary (sometimes in written form) of a profession's values and standards of conduct.
See also: code
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The behavioral standards are usually referred to as codes of ethics or of professional conduct, and these codes usually refer to the profession's public interest obligation; in the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, for example, it is referred to in section 0.300.030.
Some state and local music teacher associations that are affiliated with MTNA have codes of ethics or similar documents that contain provisions that restrict its members from: (a) advertising prices or other terms of teaching services, (b) competing on price-related terms, or (c) soliciting students or other teaching work.
He also said that codes of ethics were integral for the betterment and progression of Pakistani print media.
A fundamental responsibility is to promote awareness of and adherence to the codes of ethics for nurses (the American Nurses Association and the International Council of Nurses and others.)" Beyond upholding, however, the Code can be used to help evaluate and assist with the many ethical challenges nurses face.
Prior research has examined the impact of cultural differences on the adoption of internal accounting codes of ethics (Bailey & Spicer, 2007; Clements, Neill, & Stovall, 2009b; Spalding & Oddo, 2011).
The change starts not because the codes of ethics of the old system are completely finished off and abandoned but because the status quo loses its power to maintain the unfair system.
Until there is a change, it is up to consumers of business news to try to implement codes of ethics.
Veteran journalist Zia Shahid said codes of ethics had been formed in different departments of the press and PCP was trying to compile them.
As NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, moves toward finalizing revisions of its Code of Ethics in 2011, it is appropriate to review generally how codes of ethics function in different contexts to affect the practice of professional addiction counseling.
Professional codes of ethics are used to guide professionals in their practice and in their moral behavior.
Butzke noted that other professions and industries have adopted voluntary codes of ethics and standards, which have proven useful for enhancing their public image and for stimulating internal discussion and awareness.
Comparing the various codes of ethics and professional standards governing out business to the concept of hot answering questions is an interesting exercise, one that I personally believe is long overdue.