Personal Ethics vs Professional Ethics

Personal Ethics vs Professional Ethics

• Personal Ethics refers to individual morals and values. They govern our personal lives in matters of right or wrong. Example – someone may consider homosexuality as wrong while other may consider it natural

• Professional Ethics are a set of standards established by an external organization to govern the individuals working within it. Example – rule of law, honesty, punctuality, confidentiality etc.

• Personal and professional ethics can come in conflict at times. Example – a doctor refusing to abort due to personal ethics against killing a human life


p style=”text-align: justify; padding-left: 30px;”>• The biggest difference between personal and professional ethics is the degree of strictness. While it is upto us whether to follow or not our personal ethics. While professional ethics are to be adhered to and their violation may bring censure or even a penalty

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