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Code of Ethical Principles and Standards of Professional Practice
Association members aspire to:
  • Practice their profession with integrity, honesty, truthfulness and adherence to the absolute obligation to safeguard professional trust.
  • Act according to the highest standards and visions of their organization, profession and conscience.
  • Encourage colleagues to embrace and apply these ethical principles and standards of professional practice.
  • Inspire others through their own sense of dedication and high purpose.
  • Improve their professional knowledge and skills so that their performance will better serve others.
  • Respect the basic human rights of individuals and groups as expressed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international conventions derived from that Declaration.
  • Empower individuals, groups, communities, and societies to act on their own behalf in so far as is possible.
  • Demonstrate concern for the interests, well-being, and dignity of self, colleagues, and other individuals affected by their actions.
  • Be fully aware of their professional responsibility to the communities and societies in which they live and work; apply and make public their personal knowledge in order to contribute to the public good.
  • Be aware of the effects of social policy and service delivery on the lives of their colleagues and the people they serve.
  • Identify options and support steps to advocate for the principles of social justice.

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