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Nurse Wants License Back After Being Cleared Of Assault

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

It’s always good when someone gets justice served on them. Maybe they harmed someone and they got rightfully punished for it. On the flip side, though, sometimes people are wrongfully accused of a crime. They are treated as a scapegoat in an office or other work environment. As a result, they may get their… Read More »


Why Ethics Are Important In Engineering

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Professional engineers do not simply create things. Engineering comes with a lot of responsibility. The decisions engineers make come with consequences. They could even cause harm to the public. That’s why professional engineers need to meet high standards. They must also follow engineering ethics. Ethics are principles and guidelines that engineers must follow when… Read More »


Insurance Adjuster Suspension Leads To Licensing Concerns

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Florida is known for home damage caused by hurricanes, tropical storms, and other natural disasters. In these cases, an insurance adjuster will come out and assess the damage to determine the value. They will see if the insurance company should pay up, and if so, how much. There is always controversy in the insurance… Read More »


Cheating In Online CPA Courses: Ethical Issue

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Being a certified public accountant (CPA) comes with a lot of responsibility. This job requires trust, honesty, and integrity when helping clients deal with taxes and other financial issues. However, a program by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), called Experience, Learn & Earn (ELE), requires online education. First-year staff would be… Read More »


Ethical Concerns When A Psychologist Is A Social Media Influencer

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

In the past, psychologists worked solely in offices but lately, they have become more prominent on social media, particularly in TikTok feeds. This is bringing up ethical issues, particularly as they pertain to client privacy. The amount of mental health content on TikTok shot up during the COVID pandemic as people struggled with everyday… Read More »


Dentists’ Licenses Suspended For Alcohol Intoxication, Unsanitary Conditions

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Licensed professionals, particularly those in the medical field, must meet a lot of standards. After all, they deal with the health of patients, so a wrong move could put their lives at risk. This is true even in the dentistry field. An unethical dentist could cause significant pain and damage to a patient’s mouth…. Read More »


Most Borrowers Prefer Ethical Mortgage Lenders

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Most people have to use mortgage lenders when buying a home. After all, real estate is so expensive. The average cost of a home in Florida is roughly $377,000. Of course, many homes cost much more. So as you can imagine, it’s hard to come up with so much cash in one go. That’s… Read More »


Ethics Of Artificial Intelligence In Veterinary Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Technology is becoming more advanced all the time. Artificial intelligence has been more and more common in recent years, with autonomous vehicles and the advent of ChatGPT. Use of artificial intelligence is growing in the health and medicine fields. It is often used in veterinary medicine, but is it ethical? Is it putting the… Read More »


The Ethics Of Trash Talking In Real Estate

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Whether in your job or personal life, you should always aim to be the bigger person. Life’s unfair. Negative things happen. It can be hard to take the high road though. While it’s OK to vent to others, gossiping or saying untrue (and harmful) things about others is never a good look. And in… Read More »


Nurse Licensing Scheme In Florida Results In Fraud Charges

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

 When a person wants to become a licensed nurse in Florida, they have to follow certain procedures, such as submit an application and pay a fee. This requires the proper education as well, such as a bachelor’s degree in nursing. There are no shortcuts to licensure. However, a recent scheme in Florida defrauded aspiring… Read More »