Ethics and Professionalism

Ethics involves the definition and achievement of what is good or bad, right or wrong, in relation to moral duty and obligation. It also includes the need to act in accordance with the principles of right and wrong governing the conduct of a particular group, such as doctors and lawyers.Moral progress depends on our willingness to improve the consistency of our ethical judgment and behavior and to apply the same principles more thoroughly to our conduct involving other people.Characteristics of professionalism:Service to others Assessment of client needs Theoretical body of knowledge obtained through extended pre-service education Standards for entry, practice, and ethical conduct Professional association to maintain standards Continuing education and life long learning.

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