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Moral Dilemma: Ethics Not Often Taught To Professional Engineers

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

College engineering classes tend to teach a lot about the technical aspects of being an engineer, which is great. Professional engineers need to have the skills to create safe structures, such as bridges, roads, and homes. However, there is more to being a professional engineer than just learning skills and computer software. School needs… Read More »


Moral Injury In The Veterinary Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many people aspire to be veterinarians so they can help animals. However, it’s not always about having fun or saving lives. There are dark sides to the profession. Dealing with difficult animals and their owners can be a challenge. Indeed, practicing veterinary medicine is difficult work. Burnout is a real concern in the field…. Read More »


Ethical Issues In Accounting

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Your company’s accounting department is known as the numbers people. These people help keep the numbers balanced. They ensure all financial assets and debts are properly reported. They help uphold rigorous standards. Still, their job is not easy. Even if they are solid mathematicians, they may struggle from an ethical standpoint. They often feel… Read More »


A Pharmacist’s Struggle With Addiction

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals can lose their license in a number of ways. One of them is addiction. When a pharmacist becomes addicted to prescription drugs, obviously that is not a good sign. However, it happens a lot. A clinical pharmacy coordinator at Boston Medical Center dealt with this very issue. Shortly into his new job,… Read More »


Why Are Ethics So Important For Professional Engineers?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The buildings you enter, the roads you drive on, and the bridges you cross were all created by engineers. Even if you are familiar with all the software involved and the necessary processes, engineering is not easy. That’s because professional engineers need to be ethical in everything they do. After all, their designs affect… Read More »


Ethical Issues In Physical Therapy

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Physical therapists are medical professionals who help those impacted by diseases, injuries, and mobility issues. They help patients improve their quality of life by restoring movement and function. Physical therapists often have to have physical contact with patients to help them regain mobility. Because of this, they may encounter ethical issues in their practice… Read More »


ChatGPT For CPAs And Other Tax Professionals

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

ChatGPT has immersed itself into the daily lives and work duties of many Americans since its introduction in November 2022. More than a year later, many industries are trying to determine how to best use this form of artificial intelligence to maximize time and money savings. A series of surveys of tax professionals in… Read More »


Dealing With Buyer’s Agents And Compensation

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

In the real estate world, there are confusing compensation models. For example, when selling a home, an agent can expect to receive 3-6% of the selling price of the home. When it comes to buyer’s agents, there can be confusion about expected compensation and a recent court case challenged whether there should be compensation… Read More »


Professional Engineering And Ethical Issues

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

We always need professional engineers. They play a crucial role in society by designing, constructing, and maintaining the infrastructure that supports modern life. Their importance lies in several key areas, including infrastructure development, safety and stability, and environmental sustainability. Professional engineers have a huge job to do. They also have to be wary of… Read More »


Lost In Translation: When Real Estate Clients Don’t Speak English

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

As a real estate agent, you want clients that you can communicate with effectively. However, America is a melting pot. We have all ethnicities living here, and they may speak languages other than English. So how do you communicate with someone who speaks Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, or some other language? It can… Read More »