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Ethics Essay

  • Submitted by: stlguy803
  • on December 3, 2013
  • Category: Psychology
  • Length: 765 words

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Confidentiality, Ethics, and Legal Issues Reflection Paper

Confidentiality, ethical, and legal issues are intertwined in today's world of mental health.   I will discuss how I may adapt my therapeutic practices in light of court cases that touch the soul of the profession. I will look at the following court cases: Tarasoff, Bradley, Jablonski, and Hedlund.   Additionally, I will investigate how I would hope to act while determining the potentiality of dangerous clients and then react to them.
The Tarasoff case deals with notification requirements.   I do not feel that I will need to adapt my practices as duty to warn is common practice and in the ACA Code of Ethics.   I will make sure that I do all that is necessary to warn an intended victim if I find a client to be a danger to others.   If I have any question in my mind when assessing the client I will consult colleagues to determine the correct course of action to take in the instance.
The Bradley case deals with the duty not to negligently release a dangerous client.   I was shocked to read about this case.   I would not have even considered taking this step in any instance.   To me, it is common sense that an unrestricted visit should not be allowed when a threatened person is present and the client has admitted to having the weapon to carry out their threat.
The Jablonski case deals with the duty to commit a dangerous individual.   I will use this case to make sure that I exercise my due diligence to check into a client’s prior medical history if I am ever confronted with this type of situation.   As I plan to enter private practice, I think I would come in at the beginning of the process as the person calling to have them committed, but I would do everything possible within the law and code of ethics to assist the hospital personnel to ensure a correct outcome.
The Hedlund case extends the duty to warn to a foreseeable, identifiable person who might be the near the intended victim when the threat is...

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