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    WHAT ARE PROFESSIONS?

    A profession may be defined as an occupation that requires an extensive and through process of training designed to equip its practitioners with the level of knowledge and skills required to provide certain services that are important to the organized functioning of society. This suggests that the essential distinction between an occupation and a profession is that the former is any job you engage in as means of livelihood but which does not requires what might be described as a high level of knowledge and skills. Consider professions such as medicine, architecture, and law have traditionally practiced on a fee-for-service basis with a personal individual relationship between the client and…

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    PROFESSIONAL-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

    The authority and responsibility in decision-making between the professional and the client takes different forms. A client can have most of the authority and responsibility for decision-making, and the position of the profession is that of an expert that acts at the direction or instruction of the client with the objective of protecting the interest of the client or facilitating the achievement of the client’s goal. We can also suggest that the relationship between a professional and a client is quite personal. This is because professionals and client have a relationship of mutual trust and cooperation. It is as though they are involved in a mutual venture or partnership. An…

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    IS MEDICINE SCIENCE?

    Many viewed medicine as a science, based on the traditional cannon of science which consists three elements: a method, a body of knowledge built up by that method, and an explanation of reality based on generalizable laws which related the facts acquired by scientific method to each other. The scientific method was generally considered the method by which physician-scientists diagnose the patient’s disease and then determine the best means to treat it. The second element of the canon is that the method of medical research and investigation has delivered a specific body of knowledge, as well as its own technical language: “medicine has accumulate theoretical knowledge of its own and…

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    CONCEPTION OF TIME

    The nature of time has been one of the major problems since antiquity. Is time well thought of as a flowing? If not, how do we conceive of its passage? What distinguishes the present from the past and future, or is there no objective distinction? What accounts for the symmetry between past and future? Can we make sense of timeless existence? Defining time requires defining the background definitions with which we define time, while avoiding circular definitions: for example, ‘time is change’, and ‘change is what happens over time’. What if time is not just something that we count in observing change, but the ‘something is change’ that allows us…

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    CONFIDENTIALITY AS A PARADOX

    Confidentiality is simply behind the scenes. It is ensuring that information is accessible only to those authorized to have access. Confidentiality involves a set of rules or a promise usually executed through a non-disclosure agreement that limits access or place restrictions on certain types of information. Recently, the issue of confidentiality is no longer simply about professionals keeping to themselves personal information about client that approach them for business. This is because these days apart from the professional retained by clients, there are a number of office personal and other professional collaborators who can easily access such confidential information. Besides, there are some situations in which there are client needs…

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    WHAT SHOULD THE AGENCY RULE?

    As rational beings, we should delve into circumstances to make them justifiable or commendable. Rationality attempts to use universal and objective principles in evaluating the deliberate acts of man and woman as they relate to the destiny of the moral agent, which ought to be happiness. Thus, while we examines the observable acts of humanity from the personal, legal and relative or absolute viewpoint, we should examine our conducts by taking into consideration a methodic evaluation of the ideal, objective and universal consequences of the actions of the moral agent. Given the above, what should be the rule of the following scenario? The motel along the road is an infinite…