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Definition of Ethics

Ethics can be defined as the practices or standards governing the conduct of an individual or the members of a profession. The primary ethic for all healthcare professionals is to consider the welfare and safety of patients above all else. Keeping this in mind will help to guide your professional behaviors and ensure that quality ethical decisions are made.