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Can Nurses Have Sexual Relationships With Patients?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Men often fantasize about having a good-looking nurse take care of them — and not just their injuries and health woes. Some have sexual fantasies as well, but for the most part, these fantasies have to remain just that — a fantasy. Acting out on these feelings can result in serious repercussions for nurses…. Read More »

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When A Patient Dies In Your Dental Office

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

A lot of people fear the dentist. The sounds and pain are bad enough. In a worst case scenario, patients can even die while in the dentist’s chair. It’s not a common situation, but it can happen. When a patient undergoes sedation and a dentist is unprepared, they are more likely to experience a… Read More »

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CPA, Business Ethics Focused On Transparency, Accountability

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

What does being ethical look like? This could vary, depending on who you ask. Ethics may also vary from industry to industry, or even from company to company. Certified public accountants (CPAs) work with money. They help people and businesses handle their finances. So what do ethics look like in this regard? Younger workers… Read More »

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Ethics In Dental Records

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Just like when you visit a doctor, a dentist also keeps detailed records of your mouth and any work performed. Your dental record serves as both a medical and legal document. It provides continuity of care and is a critical document in the event that a malpractice claim is filed against the dentist. The… Read More »

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Possible Conflict Of Interest Among Greater Tampa Realtors

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

As a real estate agent, you need to avoid conflicts of interest. This means serving as an agent for family members who are buying or selling property. While close friends and associates do not fall under this clause, you need to disclose the conflict of interest nonetheless. When an agent fails to do so,… Read More »

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What Does It Mean For Professional Engineers To Act Ethically?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Over the past few years, there has been much concern about ethics. It may seem as though the world is becoming more and more unethical by the day. The world and its population is suffering due to climate change, technological advances, and other issues that have been created by a lack of responsibility and… Read More »

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Keeping Your Moral Code Consistent

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Many of us like to think that we know the difference between right and wrong, but do we really? However, psychological studies showed a couple interesting facts about immorality that we may not consciously be aware of. For example, one study found that immoral behavior is often encouraged when the perpetrator has been the… Read More »

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When Psychologists Get In Trouble

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Those who are dealing with anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or other mental issues expect that a psychologist or therapist would be able to help them. These people trust mental health professionals to listen to them without judgment. Because of this, you need to be careful when dealing with patients. You cannot… Read More »

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Veterinarian’s License Suspended For Selling Puppies, Safety Issues

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Veterinarians often perform major surgical procedures on animals. They use various instruments on pets to take their temperatures and give them shots. There are procedures for cleaning and disposing of these instruments that need to be followed. When they’re not followed, it becomes a safety issue. This is what a veterinarian from Wisconsin was… Read More »

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Why Proper Coding Is Essential For Dentists

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Dentists are the experts at helping patients achieve optimal health. That’s what they do best. Coding and billing? Not so much. Dentists have to be reimbursed for their services, just like any other medical professional. This means having knowledge of proper billing and coding procedures. But not all do. Dentists don’t often think about… Read More »