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NAR Bans Hate Speech Under Large-Scale Prohibition

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Ethics is a huge part of most jobs. When money is involved in a transaction, people need to be on their best behavior. That’s why many industries have laws and regulations regarding how to act appropriately with customers. The real estate industry has especially cracked down on hate speech in recent years. After a… Read More »

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Veterinarian’s License Suspended for Animal Cruelty

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Some professions, such as veterinarians, require licenses. Getting a license can be a huge feat, but hanging onto it can be even harder for some people. Some people engage in crimes and unethical situations that can cause them to lose their license and put their career on the line. A veterinarian in Connecticut recently… Read More »

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Pharmacist’s License Suspended for Ruining COVID Vaccine

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many Americans are clamoring for the COVID-19 vaccine. People of all ages and in all states are hoping to be one of the first to get their vaccine so they can protect their health and not get the deadly virus. However, there has been a shortage of the vaccine and the fact that a… Read More »

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Psychologist Loses License Over Sexual Misconduct

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Being a psychologist is a tough job. Your job is to listen to your patients and understand their thoughts and feelings. Many clients have mental and emotional disorders and a psychologist’s job is to help diagnose and manage them. This means that psychologists really get to know their clients. They connect with their clients… Read More »

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Realtor Loses Job Over Racist Rant

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Unfortunately, racism is still alive in the United States. Individuals and corporations still discriminate against people of different colors and religions. Many are not punished for their actions, but some are. In fact, some licensed professionals even lose their jobs and licenses over racist speech. A recent example of this is a Realtor from… Read More »

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Ethical Issues to Consider During COVID-19 Pandemic

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a lot of issues in 2020. It has caused job loss, business closures, education issues and, of course, deaths. But what not many people are talking about are the ethical issues involved. Medical ethics focuses on four key components: autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice. Autonomy refers to the patient’s… Read More »

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Fighting Sexual Harassment in the Architecture Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Sexual harassment is unfortunately a common practice in the professional world. Women in distinguished careers are often harassed by men, especially in male-driven industries such as architecture. The #MeToo movement encouraged women to speak up about the mistreatment they have faced. In 2017, this led movie stars to speak out against famous movie producer… Read More »

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Therapist Arrested for Raping Teen Patient

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Teens and young children are vulnerable. They want to be accepted and loved. Because of this, many will do things that are unethical or unacceptable to get approval from an entrusted adult. Unfortunately, adults in positions of trust – such as therapists, doctors, teachers, coaches and police officers – will sometimes take advantage of… Read More »

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Pharmacist Facing Charges for Helping Patient Commit Suicide

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Pharmacists are in charge of filling medications. Because they are in contact with so many drugs, they need to be ethical with their usage. They cannot substitute other medications, use these prescriptions for personal use or advise patients on how to kill themselves. While this may seem obvious, some pharmacists bypass these laws and… Read More »

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Veterinarians Could Face Punishment for Not Reporting Animal Abuse

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Veterinarians have a huge responsibility when it comes to caring for dogs, cats, birds and other furry and feathered friends. They have an obligation to provide the utmost care to sick and injured pets. Now they may also have an obligation to report animal abuse. Miami Senator Jason Pizzo is backing a bill that… Read More »