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Now You See It, Now You Don’t

John C. Gonsiorek.

in Ethical Conundrums, Quandaries and Predicaments in Mental Health Practice

March 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology; Ethics in Psychology. 4052 words.

This case describes the ethical issues in a situation in forensic psychological practice where the client rescinds access to releases of information. The chapter presents a discussion of...

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Of Course It’s Confidential—Only the Community Knows

James A. Cates.

in Ethical Conundrums, Quandaries and Predicaments in Mental Health Practice

March 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology; Ethics in Psychology. 2989 words.

This case explores confidentiality, and the client's right to breach confidentiality in the context of the Old Order Amish community. The chapter presents a discussion of the key ethical...

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On Being There

Gerald P. Koocher.

in Ethical Conundrums, Quandaries and Predicaments in Mental Health Practice

March 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology; Ethics in Psychology. 2354 words.

This case discusses boundaries between therapists and clients in emotionally intense contexts, such as the end of life. The chapter presents a discussion of the key ethical issues, a...

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Payments for Participation of Children in Research

Douglas S. Diekema.

in Ethics and Research with Children

November 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Research Methods in Clinical Psychology; Ethics in Psychology. 8269 words.

Providing payment to those who participate is common practice for research studies involving both children and adults. While there may be good reasons for providing payment for research...

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Placing Laws Into Ethical Context

Mary Alice Fisher.

in The Ethics of Conditional Confidentiality

January 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethics in Psychology; Psychological Assessment and Testing. 3506 words.

Chapter 3 discusses placing laws into ethical context, including recognizing the difference between ethical standards and laws and making a distinction between voluntary and legally...

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A Psychologist in Congress

Brian Baird.

in Ethical Conundrums, Quandaries and Predicaments in Mental Health Practice

March 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology; Ethics in Psychology. 2873 words.

This chapter describes the case of Terri Schavo, and the constitutional matters, legal precedents, political considerations, and personal values involved in the withdrawal of treatment. The...

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Psychotic, Homicidal, and Armed

Heidi S. Kraft.

in Ethical Conundrums, Quandaries and Predicaments in Mental Health Practice

March 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Military Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Ethics in Psychology. 3260 words.

This case describes the balance between personal safety and the effectiveness of treatment in a combat environment. The chapter presents a discussion of the key ethical issues, a summary of...

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Recruitment and Parental Permission for Neonatal Clinical Trials

Benjamin S. Wilfond and Anita R. Shah.

in Ethics and Research with Children

November 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Research Methods in Clinical Psychology; Ethics in Psychology. 4642 words.

This chapter uses the example of a randomized clinical trial of erythropoietin in extremely premature infants to improve neurocognitive outcomes in order to highlight ethical questions...

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Risking Your Job

Rodney L. Lowman.

in Ethical Conundrums, Quandaries and Predicaments in Mental Health Practice

March 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology; Ethics in Psychology. 3422 words.

This case discusses conflicts between maintaining ethical responsibilities in difficult organizational circumstances. The chapter presents a discussion of the key ethical issues, a summary...

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Second Chances

Lisa M. Farley.

in Ethical Conundrums, Quandaries and Predicaments in Mental Health Practice

March 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology; Ethics in Psychology. 3390 words.

This case involves beneficence and nonmaleficence, and respect for people's rights and dignity in the context of pediatric organ transplantation. The chapter presents a discussion of the...

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The Siren Song of Silence

Robert Kinscherff.

in Ethical Conundrums, Quandaries and Predicaments in Mental Health Practice

March 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology; Ethics in Psychology. 2923 words.

This case explores the bases for professional judgements when advocating for a child in an abuse case. The chapter presents a discussion of the key ethical issues, a summary of the primary...

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So, How Exactly Did You Get Interested in Eating Disorders?

Jennifer L. Derenne.

in Ethical Conundrums, Quandaries and Predicaments in Mental Health Practice

March 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology; Ethics in Psychology. 3847 words.

This case explores beneficence and nonmaleficence, autonomy and privacy, professional boundaries, and the problem of overlapping roles when a colleague displays unhealthy behaviors. The...

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Social Media and Pediatric Research Recruitment

Luke Gelinas and Jennifer C. Kesselheim.

in Ethics and Research with Children

November 2018; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Research Methods in Clinical Psychology; Ethics in Psychology. 7151 words.

Social media use has increased exponentially across all demographics. With social media’s widespread popularity comes an increased potential for research sponsors and investigators to use...

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Step 1: Preparing

Mary Alice Fisher.

in The Ethics of Conditional Confidentiality

January 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethics in Psychology; Psychological Assessment and Testing. 6522 words.

Chapter 4 walks therapists through Step 1 - some of the preparation that is required for protecting patients’ confidentiality rights. This is presented as the first Step in the...

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Step 2: Telling Patients the Truth About Confidentiality’s Limits

Mary Alice Fisher.

in The Ethics of Conditional Confidentiality

January 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethics in Psychology; Psychological Assessment and Testing. 6435 words.

Chapter 5 walks therapists through Step 2, and covers two conversations in which therapists must explain confidentiality and its limits, and how therapists are ethically required to conduct...

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Step 3: Obtaining Truly Informed Consent Before Disclosing Confidential Information Voluntarily

Mary Alice Fisher.

in The Ethics of Conditional Confidentiality

January 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethics in Psychology; Psychological Assessment and Testing. 5632 words.

Chapter 6 walks therapists through Step 3, and covers how to obtain truly informed consent before disclosing confidential information voluntarily. It emphasizes that ‘confidential’ is a...

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Step 4: Responding Ethically to Legal Demands for “Involuntary” Disclosure of Patient Information

Mary Alice Fisher.

in The Ethics of Conditional Confidentiality

January 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethics in Psychology; Psychological Assessment and Testing. 9893 words.

Chapter 7 discusses disclosures that are legally coerced, and how this can create very different ethical obligations for therapists in comparison to disclosures that are voluntary, because...

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Step 5: Avoiding Preventable Breaches of Confidentiality

Mary Alice Fisher.

in The Ethics of Conditional Confidentiality

January 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethics in Psychology; Psychological Assessment and Testing. 5846 words.

Chapter 8 discusses avoiding preventable breaches of confidentiality, which can include appropriate conversations in inappropriate places, potentially appropriate disclosures made without...

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Step 6: Talking More About Confidentiality: Educating Each Other and the Public

Mary Alice Fisher.

in The Ethics of Conditional Confidentiality

January 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethics in Psychology; Psychological Assessment and Testing. 5355 words.

Chapter 9 is about the importance of creating conversations, how therapists’ policies about confidentiality are not confidential, and that the dilemmas therapists face in upholding their...

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Suicidal Blackmail

David Jobes.

in Ethical Conundrums, Quandaries and Predicaments in Mental Health Practice

March 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Psychology; Ethics in Psychology. 3350 words.

This case discusses suicidal blackmail and risk management issues in clinical care. The chapter presents a discussion of the key ethical issues, a summary of the primary ethical conundrums...

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