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1. a branch of philosophy dealing with values pertaining to human conduct, considering the rightness and wrongness of actions and the goodness or badness of the motives and ends of such actions.
2. systematic rules or principles governing right conduct. Each practitioner, upon entering a profession, is invested with the responsibility to adhere to the standards of ethical practice and conduct set by the profession. adj., adj eth´ical.
applied ethics practical ethics.
descriptive ethics a type of nonnormative ethics that simply reports what people believe, how they reason, and how they act.
medical ethics the values and guidelines governing decisions in medical practice.
nonnormative ethics ethics whose objective is to establish what factually or conceptually is the case, not what ethically ought to be the case. Two types are descriptive ethics and metaethics.
normative ethics an approach to ethics that works from standards of right or good action. There are three types of normative theories: virtue theories, deontological theories, and teleological theories.
nursing ethics the values and ethical principles governing nursing practice, conduct, and relationships. The Code for Nurses, adopted by the American Nurses' Association (ANA) in 1950 and revised periodically, is intended to provide definite standards of practice and conduct that are essential to the ethical discharge of the nurse's responsibility. Further information on the Code, interpretative statements that clarify it, and guidance in implementing it in specific situations can be obtained from committees and councils on nursing practice of State Nurses' Associations or from the ANA Nursing Practice Department.
practical ethics the attempt to work out the implications of general theories for specific forms of conduct and moral judgment; formerly called applied ethics.
professional ethics the ethical norms, values, and principles that guide a profession and the ethics of decisions made within the profession.

professional ethics,

n the rules governing the conduct, transactions, and relationships within a profession and among its publics.
professional ethics liability,
n 1. the obligation of all professionals to their clients to do no harm.
n 2. the legal obligation of health care professionals, or their insurers, to compensate patients for injury or suffering caused by acts of omission or commission by the professionals.
Professional Ethics Standards Review Organization (PSRO),
n a federal agency, established by Public Law 92-603, to determine the quality and appropriateness of health care services paid for, in whole or part, under the Social Security Act. Such determinations are to be made by local committees of providers.
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Professional ethics of continuing professional service to the community:
It is incumbent upon current GFOA members to recognize the importance of the Code of Professional Ethics as they fulfill their professional responsibilities.
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The Professional Ethics Committee may consider adopting a proposed advisory opinion in response to an inquiry by a Florida Bar member on the ethical obligations of prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers in negotiating pleas which require the defendant to waive any collateral attack on conviction based on either ineffective assistance of counsel or prosecutorial misconduct.
Duty to Report Violations was added to the IREM Code of Professional Ethics when the new Code was adopted and became effective January 1, 2007.
The event begins with introductory remarks by Jeffrey Pearson, chair of the Professional Ethics Committee's subcommittee conducting the seminar.
2003 by the Professional Ethics Executive Committee and became effective for new engagements on Dec.
Establish an ethics enforcement policy that would allow the Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) to sanction a member automatically if that member is disciplined by the SEC, PCAOB or other government agency.
A member will be deemed to have acted knowingly if he or she acted in disregard of the requirements of the Code of Professional Ethics or the Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice or recognized appraisal methods and techniques as set forth in the Appraisal Institute's courses, seminars, textbooks and other publications.
For example, the Code of Professional Ethics of Rehabilitation Counselors consists of 10 canons and 72 rules, one of which specifically references the rehabilitation counselor as a supervisor.

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