Funeral Service Ethics Glossary

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Section 1

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business ethicsbranch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct as as it applies to business transactions
citizenshipcharacter of an individual viewed as a member of society; behavior in terms of duties, obligations, and functions of a citizen
code of ethicsdeclaration or public statement of professional standards of right and wrong conduct
confidentialityto hold certain info in trust and not disclose without proper authorization or authority
conventional level (Kohlberg)level of moral development in which the expectations of the social group (family, community, and nation) are supported and maintained

Section 2

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cultureconsists of abstract patterns (rules, ideas, and beliefs shared by members of a society) and for living and dying, which are learned directly or indirectly
discriminationact of making in treatment or favor on a basis other than individual merit
ethical (moral)conforming to accepted especially professional standards of conduct
ethicsbranch of philosophy dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness of and badness of the motives and such ended actions
ethnicitycultural heritage or identity of a group, based on factors of such as language or country of origin

Section 3

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golden rulerule of ethical conduct found in some form in most major religions usually phrased, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
harassmentto annoy continually or chronically
honestyhaving a sense of honor; upright and fair dealing
integrityfidelity to moral principles
lawrules that govern society

Section 4

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motivessomething, as a reason to desire, acting as a spur to action
non-theisticphilosophy that does not focus on the worship of a god or gods
philosophythe set values, ideas and opinions of an individual or group
post-conventional level (Kohlberg)level of moral development in which the individual considers universal moral principles which supersede the authority of a group
pre-conventional level (Kohlberg)level of moral development in which moral reasoning is based on reward and punishment from those in authority

Section 5

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religionculturally enriched pattern of behavior made up of: sacred beliefs, emotional feelings, overt conduct implementing the beliefs
situational ethicsmoral principles that vary with circumstances
theism belief in god or gods
valuesbeliefs that are held in high esteem

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