An ethical obligation is something that someone is required or compelled to do based on a predetermined set of standards of what is right and wrong. For example, doctors have an ethical obligation to do no harm while dia... More »

The six principles of the American Psychological Association Ethics Code are competence, integrity, professional and scientific responsibility, respect for people's rights and dignity, concern for others' welfare, and so... More »

Ethics and law are closely intertwined as they both have a focus on right and wrong, preventing immoral acts and on creating rules for trade groups such as doctors and social workers. However, ethics and law are quite di... More »

Absolute morality measures ethical questions against a set of unconditional standards, without regard for mitigating circumstances. Absolute moralists believe a fundamental source, such as a deity, sets the benchmark of ... More »

Individual rights is defined as the freedom to act, work, and behave without retribution bestowed upon members of an organization through legal, regulatory and societal standards, according to In... More »

The actual definition of professional behavior varies from industry to industry because each one requires something different of its professionals but, in general, a professional conforms to the technical and ethical sta... More »

Ethical practice refers to the standards of professional conduct that any industry professional is expected to uphold. From medicine to business, all industries have some form of ethical practice required of their profes... More »