ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
CODE OF ETHICS OF THE ENGINEER IN VENEZUELA
Professionalism is used to describe all those practices, behaviors and attitudes that are governed by the established rules of respect, restraint, objectivity and effectiveness of the activity carried out. Professionalism is the direct consequence of being a professional, an individual who has a particular profession who exercise according to socially established guidelines for the same. Patterns of professionalism can be very varied and range from physical aspects and appearance (such as clothing) to moral and ethical attitudes (such as the line of duty in any situation and reality). PROFESSIONAL ETHICS Profession Ethics can be defined as the activity staff, put in a stable manner and honored the service of others and for their own benefit, to impulses of one's vocation and the dignity inherent in the human person. Strictly speaking this word refers only university. In a broad sense, it also covers trades and permanent jobs and paid, but not requiring a university degree. By virtue of their profession, the subject occupies a position that gives special rights and obligations, as discussed: • The Vocation. The choice of the profession should be completely free. The vocation to be understood as the provision that makes the subject particularly suitable for a given occupation. Whoever chooses according to his own vocation is guaranteed and half of your success in your work. • Purpose of the Job. The purpose of professional work is the common good. The training required to perform this work, is always oriented to better performance in specialized activities for the benefit of society. Without this perspective and purpose, a job becomes a means of profit or honor, or simply the instrument of the moral degradation of the subject. • The Proper benefit. The ideal is to take into account the pleasure and usefulness of the profession, and if not so much emphasis on this aspect, it is because everybody is inclined by nature to the consideration of personal gain, thanks to their profession. It is worth mentioning the sacrifice involving almost all professions: doctor, getting up at midnight to attend a seriously ill patient, the engineer, with heavy responsibilities to work, etc.. The profession also thanks to those same papers, leaves, in the end, one of the deepest satisfactions. • Professional capacity. A professional should provide special training in two ways: intellectual and moral capacity. Brainpower is the body of knowledge within their profession, make it suitable to carry out their work. These skills are acquired primarily for university studies, but should be updated through journals, conferences and consultations libraries. It is the responsibility of professional skills stay
current. The moral capacity is the professional value as a person, which gives a dignity, seriousness and nobility to his work, worthy of appreciation of all that is. It covers not only honesty in dealing, not only in the sense of responsibility in the fulfillment of the agreement, but also the ability to embrace and pass on their own professional sphere on a much wider horizon, toward finding and building a society more fair and balanced. The practitioner must exercise its function from the strictest honesty and fidelity to principle. Along with the knowledge and skills for the good performance, practitioners should be characterized by ethical and moral principles, for his honesty foolproof, for his incorruptibility, for their discipline, their collective spirit, for its austerity, modesty and lifestyle simple. The practice requires a wide field of autonomy, both personal and the collective as a whole, whose correlate is the assumption of the responsibilities inherent in the development of the activity. The PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, is a paradigm of moral responsibility that comes from the special knowledge that each possesses. The professional must master a special part of advanced knowledge, particularly knowledge that has to do with the welfare of others, that sets a profession. As guardians of special knowledge that influences human welfare professionals are required by special moral responsibilities, which are moral requirements to apply to it, in ways that benefit the rest of society. That said, we can talk about the existence of both an ethics and professional ethics. The first would focus mostly on shape and define the good of a particular profession (not just own professional staff, but especially its contribution to social or common good), while the second would deal with the obligations of such activity. In other words: professional ethics would be the expression of diverse and pluralistic ethical existing maximum every specialty professionals, while ethics ethics express all previous minimum share and are required to comply with despite their differences. Facing ETHICS ETHICS well, good. Facing duty (the duty must be in contact with the good). No rules. Standards and codes. Not required. Callable professionals. Proposes motivations. It requires action. Predominantly individual conscience. Adopted by a group of professionals. Amplitude: the maximum is concerned. Minimum requirements imposed. Part of applied ethics. Located between morality and law university graduates Latin America needs to take courage • Have courage to be who they are and not pretend they are not. • To live honorably within their own resources and not dishonestly at the expense of others. • Professionals do not want to acquire wealth without work. • Professionals who develop moral business. • Professionals who have science but with love for humanity • Professionals who learn to relate to others, in an environment where they are few architects of treatment excellence. • Professionals who get involved in politics but principled. The ethical experience in the field of profession is related mainly with three ideas: the idea of duty, the idea of good and the idea of meaning. Develop a profession is,
first, to acquire some duties and carry them out through intervention in a particular area of society. Second, is to try to do good to a recipient and also to a social and, thirdly, is to build almost a sense with the activity itself, with life. We work for some reason, to achieve a certain goal, though not all agree on the reason or motive of our work. Sometimes, the profession makes intrinsic sense, ie by itself has value. At other times, the profession has a sense extrinsic, ie value is given because through it one achieves certain objectives outside the profession, but could not achieve without it. The experience of the profession, as well as the ethical experience is related in any case with these three concepts: the duty, goodness and sense. Be professional, be it industry, means taking a certain duties. The ethical experience relates directly to the experience of duty. ETHICS CODE OF CIVIL ENGINEER 1. The civil engineer shall exercise their profession considering that should serve primarily to society. Will make every effort to achieve the improvement of living standards of the majority, so please be aware of the characteristics of our country and the aspects of national life and must be willing to perform the tasks assigned to him in the middle rural.
2. The civil engineer must recognize that the educational institution where he studied, his professional reputation and his place in society. 3. The civil engineer shall provide all necessary assistance for the strengthening of professional organizations who joins. 4 The civil engineer owes respect to the person and work of his peers, consequently, prevent injury to the good name and professional reputation of his colleagues, to clients, employers and workers. 5. The civil engineer to each client act with absolute loyalty and discretion, by providing them with all their knowledge and professional capacity. Jealously look after their interests. 6. When holding a paid position, either in the public or private sector, the civil engineer will take particular care to monitor the interests of the entity for which you work, always acting under the guidelines that are set by their superiors, respect and will respect their position and their work, in case of disagreement with their superiors will be required to externalize before them, the reasons for the discrepancy and whether convinced or not convinced it best to leave the position
before acting with disloyalty. July. The civil engineer will be inflexible in applying the rules to protect workers that characterize Mexican labor law. August. The civil engineer should be aware that the knowledge gained in the classroom, pre-qualification, will not provide a permanent preparation for professional practice, but requires constant updating. 9. Civil Engineer respect their profession and hold it with enthusiasm, serenity and dedication. 10. The civil engineer expressed his professional opinion and render reports, opinions and appraisals, only when deemed to possess the necessary knowledge.
CODE OF ETHICS OF ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS AND RELATED PROFESSIONALS
It is considered unethical and incompatible with the exercise of the profession worthy, for a member of the Association of Engineers of Venezuela: 1. - To act in any way which would undermine the honor, responsibility and the virtues of honesty, integrity and truthfulness that should form the basis of full exercise of their profession. 2 - Violate or permit violate the laws, ordinances and regulations relating to the proper practice. 3. - Neglecting the maintenance and improvement of their skills, confidence and belittling that society attaches practice. 4 - Offering to the performance of specialties and functions for which they have the capacity, expertise and experience and reasonable.
CODE OF ETHICS
5 - Dispensing, for friendship, convenience or coercion, compliance with mandatory provisions, as the mission of his office is to respect and obey them. 6 - Offering, soliciting or providing professional services paid less than minimum established as the College of Engineers of Venezuela.