Assignment 1: Limits to Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest
Confidentiality cannot always be maintained. There are some circumstances under which confidentiality must be broken, either for legal or for ethical reasons.
In a minimum of 200 words, respond to the following:
- Suppose a defendant you are evaluating tells you about a plan to kill someone. Explain your ethical obligations in this scenario, if any.
- What are the ethical issues involved in a duty to protect? Explain using the above scenario and discuss variations to the scenario that might lead you to a different ethical decision.
Cite the appropriate APA and specialty ethical guidelines to support your answers.
- By the due date assigned, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
- Through the end of the module, respond to at least two other classmates’ posts. Participate in the discussion by asking a question, providing a statement of clarification, providing a point of view with a rationale, challenging an aspect of the discussion, or indicating a relationship between one or more lines of reasoning in the discussion.
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