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Difference between ethics, morals, beliefs and values

a) What is/are ethics?
b) What is the difference between ethics and morals, beliefs, or values?
c) What are your ethics?
d) What influenced the development of your ethics? How?
e) How do you manifest your ethics? Specifically, how do you manifest your ethics in your professional life? (i work in a remote office and report to the HO in Canada so there is hardly any interaction)
f) What are the implications of your ethics to your professional decision-making? (Relate to the Money transfer business)
g) What role does critical thinking play in your ethics or visa versa?
h) How do the ethical theories you have learned, your own ethics, and your critical thinking interact to impact your decisions and actions at work? Give two (2) specific examples?

I work in a money transfer organization where I operate in a remote office alone and report the HO in Canada.

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a) What is/are ethics?
USD (n.d.) states that, "Ethics are defined as the explicit, philosophical reflection on moral beliefs and practices. The difference between ethics and morality is similar to the difference between musicology and music. Ethics is a conscious stepping back and reflecting on morality, just as musicology is a conscious reflection on music.
Link: http://ethics.sandiego.edu/LMH/E2/Glossary.asp

Dictionary.com (n.d.) states that ethics are:
1. a system of moral principles: the ethics of a culture.
2. the rules of conduct recognized in respect to a particular class of human actions or a particular group, culture, etc.: medical ethics; Christian ethics.
3. moral principles, as of an individual: His ethics forbade betrayal of a confidence.
4. that branch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and ends of such actions.
Link: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ethics

b) What is the difference between ethics and morals, beliefs, or values?
The definition of ethics is shown above and are different than morals, beliefs, or values.
Morals refer to the first-order beliefs and practices about good and evil by means of which we guide our behavior. Contrasted with Ethics, which is the second-order, reflective consideration of our moral beliefs and practices.
Link: http://ethics.sandiego.edu/LMH/E2/Glossary.asp

Dictionary.com (n.d.) states that, "Beliefs are:
1. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another: My belief in you is as strong as ever.
2. Mental acceptance of and conviction ...

Solution Summary

Ethics, morals, beliefs and values are discussed. The influence and development of the experts ethics are analyzed.

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