What Is the Importance of the Study of Ethics?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 2, 2020 2:59:56 AM ET
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In an article on the website of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Dr. David Resnik explains that the study of ethics is important because it sets the code for normative behavior in any profession. He also explains that ethics keep researchers and other professionals accountable to the public and focused on achieving the good of society as a whole.