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Florida Polytechnic University Wins Grant to Develop Ethics in STEM Fields

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When you think of the professional engineering field, ethics may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, when professional engineers work on projects in the classroom or out in the real world, they have an obligation to focus on human health and well-being. A professional engineer’s priority should be on public… Read More »

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Florida Real Estate Appraiser Faces Administrative Complaint for Dishonest Appraisal

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Real estate professionals are obligated to act in an ethical manner at all times. After all, there is a lot on the line. They work with properties worth six or even seven figures. Lying or being dishonest can cost a professional their license. It can also ruin a sale and cost the client time… Read More »

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Breach of Contract in the Real Estate Industry

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Real estate agents are hired by homeowners to sell their homes. Selling a home is not an easy task. There are inspections involved, as well as mountains of paperwork. Each step of the process requires the real estate broker to act in an ethical manner. If they are dishonest to the home seller or… Read More »

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Florida Nurse’s License Suspended for Obscene Communication With Teen

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses are no strangers to the human body and they often see patients in compromising positions. It is not uncommon for nurses to see breasts, buttocks and even genitals. However, when doing so, they must act in a professional manner. While medical professionals may find certain patients attractive, they cannot act sexual toward patients… Read More »

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Why Do CPAs Engage in Unethical Acts?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) engage in important work. They are often employed as financial advisors for individuals, businesses and other organizations. They help people and companies reach their financial goals and figure out their tax obligations. Every day, they work with numbers and figures. This means that their work must be of the highest… Read More »

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Registered Nurse’s License Suspended for Stealing Drugs

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses and other licensed professionals are bound by ethics. Doing something that harms patients, such as stealing their drugs, can have harmful effects for not only the patient but the nurse as well. Drug use—both recreational and prescription drugs—has become an epidemic. Overdoses happen on a daily basis. Some survive, while others die. Any… Read More »

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Dentist’s License Suspended for Poor Recordkeeping

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

A licensed professional such as a dentist can have their license suspended for a variety of reasons. One common reason is substandard patient care, but a dentist may face license suspension or revocation for actions that may not seem as obvious, such as poor recordkeeping. Poor recordkeeping and infection control violations recently got a… Read More »

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Is Technology Out of Control? What Professional Engineers Need to Know

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Professional engineers choose to work in the engineering industry because they can use their creativity to solve problems. They can create innovative products. They can change the world. While improving upon current products to make life easier and better is generally a good thing, sometimes it can lead to dangerous consequences. Engineering issues over… Read More »

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Dentist With Fake Credentials Convicted of Fraud

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

There are rules and regulations in place to ensure that those seeking a professional license or associated permits are indeed qualified to practice. This is especially true for dentists and other medical professionals who provide services to patients and could seriously injure them or even kill them if they perform a procedure improperly. An… Read More »

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Nurse Gets License Suspended for Using Drugs While Pregnant

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

People get addicted to drugs for various reasons. A person may try drugs due to peer pressure and enjoy the feeling they get. Some use drugs after a surgery and become addicts. Whatever the situation, drug use in a professional career is never a good idea. This is especially true in the healthcare field,… Read More »