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a conflict of interest

A situation that is problematic because various components of it are incompatible or in opposition. A: "I heard that officer was removed from the case due to a conflict of interest." B: "Yeah, his cousin is now one of the suspects."
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conflict of ˈinterest(s)

a situation in which there are two jobs, aims, roles, etc. and it is not possible for both of them to be treated equally and fairly at the same time: There was a conflict of interest between his business dealings and his political activities.
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To make it easier for physicians and consumers to identify the physicians who have financial arrangements, a mechanism must be found, perhaps under the leadership of the AAMC, for hospitals, health centers, and academic medical centers, to contribute regularly to a voluntary, searchable Web-based registry of faculty members and associated physicians who have financial conflicts of interest.
Those institutions found guilty of conflicts of interest face possible government sanctions, including withdrawal of PHS funding.
Accepting benefits from third parties: Accepting gifts, entertainment and hospitality from other parties raises conflicts of interest, because the social pressure to return the favor conflicts with an employee's duty to do what's best for the company.
Communication" is an important safeguard to help ACE conflicts of interest and involves the three D's--disclosure, decisions, and documentation.
For the uninitiated, a conflict of interest is a situation in which an individual or an organisation has competing interests or loyalties--and, in the case of optics, the potential for conflicts of interest is high.
Other statements have been concerned almost exclusively with conflicts of interest related to financial ties to industry--companies that sell healthcare products.
Conflicts of interest in clinical practice and research.
Although all Atlantic provinces have attempted to curtail and prevent municipal conflicts of interest, each has utterly failed to provide a useful and efficient behavioural framework within which municipal officials can thrive ethically.
Prior to the FDA Amendments Act of 2007, FDA employed several methods to recruit candidates for advisory committees and to evaluate candidates by prescreening them for potential conflicts of interest.
With that in mind, the American Council on Education formed a working group this past fall to help guide college and university presidents, trustees, administrators, and faculty in strengthening policies and practices related to conflicts of interest.
The FAR councils are working on a separate rule governing organizational conflicts of interest.
There is heightened awareness of conflicts of interest in relation to pension schemes through draft guidance issued by the pensions regulator.
29, provide guidance on conflicts of interest, including how one may be waived.
For nursing homes, conflicts of interest have become a hot button issue.
While there is nothing inherently wrong with a blended workforce--except arguably higher costs and loss of core expertise within the federal workforce--a blended workforce must be vigilant about potential conflicts of interest.