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-is the systematic study of the rightness or wrongness of a human action

Greek: Ethos
-customary behavior

is the science of 'morals'

Several professional organizations (like the Medical Associations) have created specific ethical codes for their respective fields.

These are the rules of conduct recognized by a
particular group, often based on socially influenced
moral ideals.
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Physicians are held to a universal code of conduct because of their chosen profession

A physician shall provide competent medical care, with compassion and respect for human dignity and rights.

A physician shall uphold the standards of professionalism, be honest in all professional interactions and strive to report physicians deficient in character or competence, or engaging in fraud or deception, to appropriate entities.

A physician shall respect the law and recognize a responsibility to seek changes in those requirements which are contrary to the best interests of the patient.
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While morals tend to be driven by personal beliefs and values, there are certainly some common morals that most people agree on, such as:

- Always tell the truth.
- Do not destroy property.
- Have courage.
- Keep your promises.
- Do not cheat.
- Treat others as you want to be treated.
- Do not judge.
- Be dependable
We humans need rules about keeping promises, telling the truth and private property. Without such rules people would not be able to live amongst other humans,

People could not make plans, could not leave their belongings behind them wherever they went.

We would not know who to trust and what to expect from others. Çivilized, social life would not be possible.
There are several answers.


Without morality social life is nearly impossible.


For many religions there is an afterlife that involves a person's being rewarded or punished for what they have done. Some people care about what will happen after death, to their soul or spirit.
No , ethics aren't always moral . and vice versa.

It's important to know that what's ethical isn't always what's moral, and vice versa.

Omerta, for example, is a code of silence that developed among members of the Mafia. It was used to protect criminals from the police. This follows the rules of ethically-correct behavior for the organization, but it can also be viewed as wrong from a moral standpoint.

A moral action can also be unethical.

A lawyer who tells the court that his client is guilty may be acting out of a moral desire to see justice done, but this is deeply unethical because it violates the attorney-client privilege.
In the essay, Louis Pojman claims that morality has the following five purposes:

"to keep society from falling apart",

"to modify human suffering",

"to promote human flourishing".

"to resolve conflicts of interest in just and orderly ways", and

"to assign praise and blame, reward the good and punish the guilty"
ConversionA reorientation of the whole life towards God and away from sin and evil. This "change of heart" is a central element of Christ's preaching, of the Church's ministry of evangelization, and of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.EucharistThe sacramental action of thanksgiving to God which is the principal Christian liturgical celebration of and communion in the Paschal mystery of Christ. It is the highest form of prayer and the heart of the Church's life.FaithBoth a gift of God and a human act by which the believer gives personal adherence to God who invites his/her response, and freely assents to the whole truth that God has revealed.AdorationThe first and necessary virtue of a true believer. The acknowledgment of God as God, Creator and Savior, the Lord and Master of everything that exists, through worship and prayer.Apostles' CreedIt is considered as a faithful summary of the faith of the Apostles.ApostolateThe activity of the Christian which fulfills the apostolic nature of the whole Church by working to extend the reign of Christ to the entire world.BibleThe books which contain the truth of God's Revelation and were composed by human authors inspired by the Holy Spirit.MegisteriumThe living, teaching office of the Church, whose Task is to give an authentic interpretation of the word of God, whether in its written form (Sacred Scripture)or in the form of Tradition.TraditionThe oral preaching of the Apostles, and the written message of salvation under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit (Bible), were handed on as the deposit of faith through the apostolic succession in the Church. Both the living Tradition and the Scriptures have their common source in the revelation of God in Jesus Christ.CatholicThe name of the Church established by Christ possessing the fullness of the means of salvation which Christ has willed as correct and complete confession of faith, full sacramental life, and ordained ministry in apostolic succession.CharityThe theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as Ourselves, for the love of God.DisciplesThose who accepted Jesus' message to follow Him. Jesus gave them a share in his mission, His joy, and his sufferings.HumilityThe virtue by which a Christian acknowledges that God is the author of all good. This provides the foundation for turning to God in prayer. It is also called "poverty of spirit".IncarnationThe fact that the Son of God assumed human nature and became man in order to accomplish our salvation. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the second Person of the Trinity, is both true God and true man, not partly God and partly human.Paschal MysteryChrist's work of redemption accomplished principally by his Passion, death, Resurrection, and glorious Ascension, whereby "dying he destroyed our death, rising he restored our life".It is celebrated and made present in the the sacraments, especially the Eucharist.RevelationGod's communication of himself, by which he makes known the mystery of his divine plan, a gift of self-communication which is realized by deeds and words over time, and most fully by sending us his own divine Son, Jesus Christ.TheologyThe study about God, based on divine revelation.Christian MoralityIt is a branch of Christian theology that defines concepts of right and wrong behavior from a Christian perspective, based on Divine Revelation.MoralityIt is about the wrongness or rightness of an action.Moral standardsare the norms and beliefs held by people or groups about the kind of activities considered to be morally right or wrong.Non-moral standardsare those that we use to determine what is good or bad, right or wrong, in a non-moral manner. (like standards or etiquette)

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