Professionals need to make judgment about what is

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Unformatted text preview: ndards of conduct, states principles expressing responsibilities and defines the rules expressing duties of professionals to whom they apply. • Code of ethics- values and moral standards written into a formal document Difference between standards, principles, and rules: • Standards - are used to guide human conduct by stating desirable traits to be exhibited and undesirable ones to be avoided • Principles- describes responsibilities that do not specify what the required conduct should be. Professionals need to make judgment about what is desirable in a particular situation based on accepted principles. • Rules- specify specific conduct; they do not allow individual professional judgment Moral judgments- are those judgments concerned with what an individual or group believes to be the right or proper behavior in a given situation. • • Involves assessing another persons moral character based on how he or she conforms to the moral convictions established by the individual or group A lack of conformity can result in moral disapproval and possibly ridicule of one's character Morality legislated • Law is distinguished from morality by having explicit rules and penalties, as well as officials who interpret the laws and apply penalties when laws are broken. • Laws are created to set boundaries for societal behavior, enforced to ensure that the expected behavior happens. Moral dilemmas- arise when values, rights, duties, and...
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