Â Granting client confidentiality preferences may not be appropriate in certain situations.Â When is it appropriate? When is it not appropriate? Provide scenarios and documentation to support and clarify your answers.
In response to your peers, continue to explore the issues that affect client confidentiality. Is there anything that was missed or something new that you hadnâ€™t considered?
Readings and Resources
This article discusses the evolution of the HIPAA Privacy Rule with a particular focus on confidentiality in the field of mental illness.
. (2004). In W. E. Craighead, & C. B. Nemeroff (Eds.),Â
The concise Corsini encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science (3rd ed.). Wiley.
This chapter addresses the issues around privacy vs confidentiality for the social worker and in other areas of social work.
Confidentiality and privileged information
. (2015). In Reamer, F. G. (2015).Â
Risk Management inÂ s
Â Preventing professional malpractice, liability, and disciplinary actionÂ (Vol. [Updated edition], pp. 23-85). Columbia University Press.
This chapter defines cultural competency and provides excellent examples relative to case management.
Cultural competency and social work practice
. (2018). In Weisman, D., & Zornado, J. L.,Â
Professional writing for social work practice, Second EditionÂ (Vol. Second edition). Springer Publishing Company.
Ch. 4 Ethical and Legal Perspectivs
Â· Chapter Four addresses Social Work Case Management Standard 1, Ethics and Values.
Â· Chapter Four addresses Human Serviceâ€“Certified Board Practitioner Competency 1, Ethics in Human Relationships.
I really try to call upon the child to speak about what he or she has been doing. That way Iâ€™m not breaking any confidences.
â€”From Sara Bergeron, 2012, text from unpublished interview. Used with permission