1. Professional Code of Ethics (Page 13, third paragraph):
Every discipline has its own set of rules and regulations that need to be followed if one practices it. These are known as professional codes of ethics. These codes provide its professionals with the guidelines that must be followed in order to remain loyal and ethical with the respective profession. If one violates any of the stated codes, he/she may face serious penalty and can even get their practicing license cancelled.
Many a times, these codes might be unwritten assuming that they would be too obvious to be written as a part of the code of ethics for that profession. For instance, to check the expiry date of the medicine ...view middle of the document...
What I liked about this article is that this article informs us that not always could a code of ethics be complete. Codes of ethics are formulated based on maximum experiences and there can be a chance when what situation you are feeling might be unique and has never been faced earlier. In such cases, professionals are permitted to assess the situation and take the right action.
2. Applying Morality in My Life (Page 24, second paragraph):
Morality is that sense that is unique to every human being and is a gift from god. This sense helps every human being to distinguish right from wrong. It is morality that helps the human being in guiding him/her in the right path. What we have understood yet is just a general idea about morality.
To understand this term in detail, we need to differentiate this in two aspects. The first would be understanding morality in a narrow sense. Morality in narrow sense deals with the rules and principles that govern a human’s mind while dealing with the others. This would be something that we would try to adopt and try to keep them in track.
But understanding morality in a broader sense would make us understand more about the values, principles and targets in one’s life that would help in shaping the life and behavior of the person. I really liked the sentence in our book on page 24, paragraph 3 that the type of life we live reflects what kind of human beings we are. It is very true that our actions and behavior reflect our cognition, thinking, and way of treating our life. The famous philosopher Aristotle argued that it is necessary to be good in your profession as in like it is necessary to be a good doctor or a good engineer, or a good lawyer, but it is equally important to be a good person. In fact, the latter must be focused prior to all as being a good person is valued more than being a good professional.
I would undoubtedly choose to apply morality in a broader sense in my life and try to become a good person first and then try to become a good professional. I feel that if we first become good people, then we automatically get respect from the society and the society feels a sense of trust in us which is the most important factor to become a good professional. No one could become a good professional unless he/she doesn’t earn respect and trust of the members of society. And once we start thinking about morality in a broader sense, our life will shape itself and move towards a better end which will help us succeed.
I recall my father narrating an incident when one of my family member was ill and needed medical attention. This dates back to around 30 years ago when UAE didn’t have many medical centers. There was a very famous medical center which was opened by two doctors in partnership. Both of them were GPs and were excellent in at their jobs but one was extremely charming with a kind heart while the other was the extreme end. He always frowned, had a rude accent while speaking, and used to be very...