It has been fascinating watching and following some industry debate recently regarding the outcome of a recent court case against a NZ adviser.
If as a profession they have sufficient doubt as to the merit of those standards, or laws pertaining to them, they debate vigorously and rigorously within until they find the right balance of ethics & legal standards, and consumer (or market) demands. Paramount though, is what is best for the profession and its consumers. Then the process is that they seek to change the rules relating to their entire profession within the boundaries of, and working with, the laws of the land as required. If society wants euthanasia, and the medical profession collectively believe it to be beneficial to society, then they work to change the law relating to it. In the meantime, despite their own belief as to what is right, they maintain standards internally that reflect the minimum expectations of the law at the very least.
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