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Ethics in Physical Therapy

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Physical therapists are there to help those who suffer mobility issues due to a disease or injury. They can prescribe exercises, massage, heat and other tools to help patients regain movement in arms, legs, the back and neck. Most physical therapists do what they can to hold onto their license. After all, they have… Read More »


Nurse’s License Suspended for Writing Prescriptions for Herself

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many people are interested in obtaining prescription drugs. While many people sell them to make a profit, most use them for themselves to relieve pain caused by medical conditions and injuries. Many professionals in the medical field have access to a variety of drugs and often take steps to obtain them for themselves. This… Read More »


Why is the Professional Engineering License Being Devalued?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many people must have a license in order to work in their chosen career field. Doctors, therapists, pharmacists, veterinarians, dentists, architects, real estate professionals and even barbers need to be licensed to practice. Professional engineers—who are responsible for creating buildings, bridges and other structures that the public uses every day—also are required to be… Read More »


Why Ethics Education is Important for Engineers

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Ethics is an important aspect of virtually any job—even for engineers. Engineers design objects that we use every day, from houses to roadways to bridges to buildings to cars. Safety is of utmost importance. When engineers design flawed items, they can face legal issues as well as get their license suspended or revoked. While… Read More »


Ethics in the Architectural Field: Where Does One Draw the Line?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When you think of careers that involve ethics, the medical field may be the first thing that comes to mind. After all, the motto of physicians is to “do no harm.” Doctors have an obligation to do what they can to can to treat a sick or injured person to the best of their… Read More »


Psychologist’s License Suspended After Inappropriate Conduct With a Minor

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Psychologists have a duty to help patients with mental and emotional issues. Because they deal with the human mind, ethics is a concern. How far does one go in treating a person’s condition before crossing the line? What actions are considered going too far? Psychologists should not have a physical or romantic relationship with… Read More »


Code of Ethics in the Real Estate Industry

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals all have one thing in common: they have to abide by a code of ethics in order to keep their license. These ethics refer to values, practices and customs that a person must follow in order to be considered morally sound. When a person does not follow these customs, not only can… Read More »


Psychologist’s License Suspended Due to Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many licensed professionals act in a professional manner at all times, making sure to never cross the line when it comes to patient care and dealing with clients. However, acting in a moral and ethical manner is easier said than done. Sometimes professionals get too friendly with their patients. They may flirt with them… Read More »


Dentist Acquitted of Rape and Kidnapping Charges

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals often get a bad rap. Doctors, dentists, psychologists and physical therapists deal with the human body, and in far too many cases, patients often make false claims against those in these professions. Sometimes these professionals have their licenses suspended unnecessarily, causing them emotional distress and financial hardship. A dentist in Pennsylvania recently… Read More »


Code of Ethics for Florida Engineers

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals have a duty to display high standards when dealing with clients and the public. This is especially true for professional engineers, who help design all sorts of construction projects. Schools, gas stations, grocery stores, commercial buildings, bridges, tunnels, malls and residences could not be created without the knowledge and skills of engineers…. Read More »