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ethically challenged

Dishonest, corrupt, or otherwise unethical in behavior. Though many suspected the governor of being ethically challenged, it wasn't until evidence of a bribery scheme emerged that any legal action was taken against him.
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Nonetheless, it is possible to change the ethically cynical, egoistic, and uncertain into ethical employees.
Mark Palmer, marketing director, says all its products are ethically traded because it pays a premium for organic cocoa.
A reasonable attitude is that studies involving informed and consenting volunteers, who are exposed to controlled low doses of the agents in question and carefully monitored for ill effects, are more ethically acceptable than exposing whole populations without the reassurance provided by this information.
In July 2000, before the Helsinki declaration was amended, the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use released a guidance document explicitly stating that placebo use is, in general, ethically acceptable.
This compares with the 21 per cent who favoured simply avoiding investment in ethically questionable companies.
Some officials question whether they should ever ethically ignore that right.
Thus, if professionals are to act ethically, they need help.
Before we can become ethically efficient we must become ethically secure.
Over the past few years there has been a huge increase in the availability of ethically sourced goods so there''s no reason why any of us can''t at least consider the eco-friendly option when purchasing.
A survey carried out in the region has found that 46% of people would be less likely to buy ethically produced goods should the credit crisis continue.
Money, said, "A significant number of people seem to be willing to accept lower returns on their money for banking ethically, but you don't have to make a straight choice between ethics and value, as banks such as smile offer the best of both worlds.
Sure, you might know the origin of that organic muenster cheese you have in the fridge but do you know if the wooden cutting board you've been chopping it up on came from ethically harvested materials?
Conflicts of interest are ethically problematic because they pose a threat to the routine fulfillment of fiduciary responsibility, the basis of every health care organization's obligations to its patients.
Logline: Spinoff of ``The Practice'' finds ethically bereft Alan Shore (Emmy winner James Spader) joining the law firm of equally eccentric Denny Crane (Emmy winner William Shatner), much to the consternation of ramrod-upright Brad Chase (Mark Valley, who charmed as the rebel bad-boy in ``Keen Eddie'').