Ethical Principles, Morals And Values Of A Company Or Organization

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Code of ethics, are implemented to educate employees on the ethical principles, morals and values of a company or organization. Organizations such as the National Association for Social Workers (NASW), and the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) have ethical codes in place for individuals working within the Human Services field. The American Psychological Association (APA) have ethical principles for psychologists. Furthermore, journalist’s and corporations have ethical codes they must follow, yet their codes are significantly different compared to the NASW, NOHS, and APA organizations.
Similarities
The NASW, NOHS, and APA are diverse organizations, but each organization has ethical principles and standards that are quite similar in meaning. For example, according the NASW code of ethics, “the primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help meet the basic human needs of all people…” (NASW, 2008, Preamble, para. 1). Likewise, the NOHS website points out that, “human services is a profession developed in response to the direction of human needs and human problems…” (NOHS, 2015, Preamble, para. 1). In like manner the APA emphasizes that, “psychologists are committed to increasing scientific and professional knowledge of behavior and people 's understanding of themselves and others and to the use of such knowledge to improve the condition of individuals, organizations and society” (American Psychological Association, 2010,…
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