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Confidentiality and Privileged Communication

Carolyn I. Polowy, Sherri Morgan, W. Dwight Bailey and Carol Gorenberg.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Criminal Justice; Practical Ethics; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 3742 words.

Confidentiality of client communications is one of the ethical foundations of the social work profession and has become a legal obligation in most states. Many problems arise in the...

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Impaired Social Workers/Professionals

Frederic G. Reamer.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Practical Ethics; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 7857 words.

The possibility of practitioner impairment exists in every profession. Stress related to employment, illness or death of family members, marital or relationship problems, financial...

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Professional Impairment

Wilma Peebles-Wilkins.

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

P ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Addictions and Substance Misuse; Practical Ethics; Mental and Behavioural Health; Occupations, Professions, and Work. 1480 words.

Practitioners who were presumed to be competent may develop difficulties that interfere with job performance. Such professionals are considered impaired and may suffer from compassion...

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