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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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By establishing a no-show policy across the country, physicians would encourage patients to act ethically and not inappropriately use the healthcare resource of patient appointments.
Of course, HAART is all we have for the moment, and healthcare providers are ethically obligated to make the most of it.
Kaplan's stance is both intellectually wrong and ethically reprehensible.
On a more mundane level, we typically need to know that the people with whom we do business will behave ethically even though we do not know their deeper views about morality.
It leaves something to be desired ethically when lawyers solicit business from advocacy groups they also fund," says Burke.
These committees examine the research proposals to make sure they are ethically designed.
Thus, ethically and economically, it is clearly efficacious to use the vaccine, if only to prevent bacteremia.
Courageous because the author, eschewing any pretense of detached academic objectivity, engages in a theologically risky and ethically demanding investigation of the cosmic significance of the Holy Spirit.
If modernism seems a catch-all rubric for this plethoric body of criticism, it's an index of our narrower horizons that we feel odd about applying the term to a man who wanted above all to see people ethically educated and well housed (preferably under pitched roofs).
Subtitled The Informed Shoppers Guide to Retailers, Suppliers and Service Providers in Canada, this well researched book is a useful tool for consumers wishing to vote ethically with their shopping dollars.
Entitled "The New Immigrants," his recent show had an aura of journalistic topicality that allowed him to enter the realm of ethically weighted visual art with a vengeance.
There is no rational way that legally, morally or ethically that kind of result can be achieved, based on the facts as presented," said Joseph H.