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Ethics means moral principles which governs a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity. It is the branch of knowledge that deals with moral principles, whereas “Professional Ethics” consist of personal, organizational and corporate standards of behavior expected for professionals. Every professional has some enforced code of ethics which need to be followed to preserve the integrity of the profession. However, there is a dispute with regard to whether profession should be consistent with the requirements of morality governing public. This can be understood with some of the examples, like, a doctor lies to a patient about the serious condition of his health, thinking that disclosing the seriousness of health may cause more distress to the patient. This would be morally wrong as the doctor is hiding imperative information from the patient. However, here, improvement in health is given moral priority and hence it is justifiable to contravene other morals. Another example would be on the practice of lawyer. A lawyer is responsible to his immediate client only. It doesn’t matter whether the client has committed an offence or not, the lawyer has to defend him before the court of law, whereas a Chartered Accountant, as an auditor, has the responsibility to highlight and bring to the knowledge of stakeholders about where the client has flawed. This implies that there can be different moral codes to different sections of society or professionals

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