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ethical

1. of or relating to ethics
2. (of a medicinal agent) available legally only with a doctor's prescription or consent

ethical

Honest; proper; trustworthy. See ethical hacker.
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First, a review of the business importance of ethical decision making is provided, followed by an overview of current DSS design impacts on ethical decision making.
After the group's initial draft was reviewed by an external slate of reviewers with similar expertise and revised based upon their comments, the final report, Ethical Considerations for Research on Housing-Related Health Hazards Involving Children, was released on 19 September 2005.
Professional training will be spurred by the new standard-setting development in the Tax Division, in order that all CPAs can become familiar with ethical standards of conduct in tax practice.
That style of hunting is antithetical to the ethical hunter," he says.
Also, top management reinforcement of ethical behavior is an essential element in the creation of an ethical work environment.
We have earlier asserted that the religion of Islam has an ethical and moral dimension which is to be identified with the teachings of the Shari'ah.
The document, signed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who as prefect of the congregation is the Vatican's highest authority on faith and morals, said that the Catholic Church respects the separation of church and state but that moral and ethical values remain transcendent.
Perhaps after hitting rock bottom, a renewed sense of corporate responsibility and dedication to ethical behavior will be on the rise.
University of Arizona has added a course to help business students wade through ethical quandaries.
Thirty years later what we have is a thin formal "rationality" that excludes ends from the ethical debate on the grounds that not to do so would open the door to undemocratic cultural conflict and irrationality.
Ethical, legal and scientific responsibilities are often in conflict, and few guidelines exist to assist the researcher.
Reputable Conduct: Ethical Issues in Policing and Corrections by John R.