Miller_Professional Ethics

Miller_Professional Ethics - Professional Ethics Ethics for...

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1 Professional Ethics ± Ethics for individuals of a profession committed to the pubic good Professions ± Physician ± Lawyer ± Pharmacist ± CPA ± Journalist ± Engineers ± Nurse ± Teacher ± Psychologist ± Social Worker ± Policeman ± Realtor Key Terms ± Profession – vocation requiring advanced education and claiming service to the public. Also, a profession that has sought to codify its values and enforce them. ± Professional ethics – the standards or codes of conduct adopted formally by a group of persons practicing the same vocation. ± Autonomy – having the freedom to make one’s own choices; in a profession the ability to work with little or no supervision, which is granted by the community in exchange for high levels of professional expertise and integrity. ± Fiduciary obligation – duty to clients to make decisions for clients best interest and welfare. ± Conflict of interest – A conflict of between self-interest fiduciary obligations. Distinguishing characteristics of a
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2011 for the course PHI 1623 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '11 term at Santa Fe College.

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